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Table 1 Characteristics at baseline and after 12 months of 40.000 IU vitamin D 3 per week in the two pilot groups

From: Plasma profile of microRNA after supplementation with high doses of vitamin D3 for 12 months

  Pilot group 1______________________________ Pilot group 2______________________________
Baseline 12 months Baseline 12 months
N 5 5 5 5
Age (years) 43.6 ± 9.0   55.6 ± 8.1  
Smokers (%) 0 0 0 0
BMI (kg/m2) 32.0 ± 1.2 31.8 ± 1.5 31.1 ± 1.3 31.0 ± 1.3
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 128.4 ± 20.0 128.0 ± 16.7 134.2 ± 21.9 129.0 ± 10.8
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 78.0 ± 9.0 77.8 ± 13.1 81.2 ± 12.9 75.8 ± 9.0
HbA1c (%) 5.56 ± 0.27 5.84 ± 0.32 5.74 ± 0.32 5.82 ± 0.33
Serum PTH (pmol/L) 5.54 ± 2.05 5.38 ± 1.43 5.36 ± 1.28 4.08 ± 0.95
Serum 25(OH)D (nmol/L) 41.5 ± 6.3 107.7 ± 7.3 57.8 ± 6.7 127.8 ± 16.0
  1. Values are mean ± SD.