Table 3

Change in Components of the MetS by tertile of change in WC between baseline and 6-month follow-up and baseline and 2-year follow-up

(N)Change in outcome in the tertile with the greatest relative decrease in WC(N)Change in outcome in the tertile with the smallest relative decrease in WCp Value
6-month f/u (n=344)
 Δ BMI114−9116−3<0.001
 Δ SBP109−8104−20.025
 Δ DBP109−2104−10.283
 Δ Total cholesterol61−2936−120.017
 Δ Triglycerides61−5836−600.959
 Δ HDL-cholesterol6103610.700
 Δ LDL-cholesterol61−1934−40.033
 Δ Tot chol/HDL61−0.836−0.40.107
 Δ Fasting glucose60−1120−100.835
 Δ HbA1c27−1.240−0.30.006
2-year f/u (n=170)
 Δ BMI57−957−2<0.001
 Δ SBP57−857−20.027
 Δ DBP57−257−10.492
 Δ Total cholesterol21−71380.236
 Δ Triglycerides21−5913110.025
 Δ HDL-cholesterol2117133<0.001
 Δ LDL-cholesterol21−121380.128
 Δ Totchol/HDL21−1.113−0.2<0.001
 Δ Fasting glucose20−91360.005
 Δ HbA1c10−0.812−0.40.208
  • BMI, body mass index; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; f/u, follow-up; HbA1c, glycated hemoglobin; LDL, low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol; SBP, systolic blood pressure; Tot chol/HDL, total cholesterol to HDL-cholesterol ratio; WC, waist circumference.