Table 1: Characteristics of healthy subjects.

Patients

Age (years)32.8 ± 3.1
Males (%)5 (50)
Body mass index (kg/m2) 21.1 ± 4.5
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 126 ± 11
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)79 ± 10
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 184 ± 7
Low density lipoprotein cholesterol (mg/dL)97 ± 10
Fasting glycemia (mg/dL)85 ± 10
SmokersNo
Gas exchange assessed by spirometry testWithin normal ranges