TABLE 1

Basic characteristics of volunteersa

CharacteristicHSHSB
Age (yr)39 ± 939 ± 9
Male (%)4646
Body mass index (kg/m2)22.6 ± 3 Ab22.6 ± 3 A
Total cholesterol (mg/dl)183.8 ± 30.2 B173.25 ± 27.4 C
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl)107.4 ± 25.2 B93.25 ± 24.5 C
  • a Each healthy subject was analyzed before (HS) and after (HSB) 2 months of diet intervention with 100 g/day of durum wheat and whole-grain barley pasta containing 3% (wt/wt) β-glucans. Values are means ± standard deviations.

  • b Values within a row followed by different letters are significantly different (P < 0.05).