International Journal of Pediatrics / 2018 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation Improves Heart Rate Variability in Obese Children

Table 1

Demographic data and 24 h heart rate analysis data of obese children before and after omega-3 fatty acid supplementation.

ParameterHealthy controlsBaselineOmega-3 fatty acidsBaseline versus omega-3 fatty acids
value2
Mean ± SDMean ± SD value1Mean ± SD value1

Age [years]nsnsns
Height [cm]nsns0.0035
BMI [kg/m2]<0.0001<0.0001ns
BMI percentile [%]<0.0001<0.0001ns
24 h heart rate [bpm]<0.0001ns<0.0001
HR, day [bpm]0.0009ns0.0002
HR, night [bpm]<0.00010.0350.0017
RMSSD [ms]<0.00010.00630.0008
pNN50 [%]<0.00010.0140.0009
SDNN [ms]<0.00010.00070.0043

Unpaired t-test used for healthy controls and baseline/omega-3 fatty acids (italic). 2Paired t-test used for baseline and omega-3 fatty acids (bold). ns = not significant.

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