Table 1 Characteristics of participants in the clinical trial.

Demographic, anthropometric, and biochemical characteristics of the 14 healthy participants randomized to a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study assessing the effects of the food preservative propionate on postprandial metabolism after an 8-hour fasting. Baseline measurements were taken at the screening visit. WBC, white blood cells; TSH, thyroid-stimulating hormone.

n14
Mean age (years)41 ± 14
Male, n (%)9 (64%)
Race, n (%)
  Caucasian9 (64%)
  African-American2 (14%)
  Other3 (22%)
Body weight (kg)74 ± 10.3
BMI (kg/m2)23.7 ± 2.3
Blood pressure (mmHg)
  Systolic119 ± 14
  Diastolic75 ± 10
Fasting glucose (mg/dl)89 ± 8
HbA1c (%)5.5 ± 0.3
Hemoglobin (g/dl)13.6 ± 1.2
WBC (cells/mm3)5.6 ± 1.2
Creatinine (mg/dl)0.9 ± 0.1
TSH (mIU/liter)1.9 ± 0.9