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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Acute vitamin C improves cardiac function, not exercise capacity, in adults with type 2 diabetes

  Control T2D
n 21 31
Females (n) 11 (52.4%) 7 (22.6%)
Age (years) 45 ± 2 46 ± 1
Height (cm) 171 ± 2 174 ± 2
Body mass (kg) 89.2 ± 2.4 96.5 ± 3.3
Body mass index (kg/m2) 30.4 ± 0.7 31.5 ± 0.8
Fat-free mass (kg) 58.4 ± 2.3 64.6 ± 2.3
HbA-1c (%) 5.4 ± 0.1 6.9 ± 0.1*
Insulin (µU/ml) 15.1 ± 1.7 28.7 ± 3.4*
Glucose (mg/dl) 86.5 ± 1.4 121.2 ± 4.1*
Adiponectin (µg/ml) 9.5 ± 1.2 5.1 ± 0.4*
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 173 ± 6 144 ± 4*
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 105 ± 5 85 ± 4*
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 52 ± 3 39 ± 1*
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 107 ± 8 143 ± 12*
Resting systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 121 ± 2 116 ± 2
Resting diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 81 ± 2 78 ± 2
  1. Data are mean ± SEM
  2. * Different from control group (P < 0.05)