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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: DHA brain uptake and APOE4 status: a PET study with [1-11C]-DHA

Group APOE4 noncarriers (n = 13) APOE4 carriers (n = 9) p Value
Female/male sex 8/5 2/7 0.07
White/nonwhite race 8/5 4/5 0.93
Age, years 37.1 (15.7) 32.1 (10.7) 0.39
Weight, kg 77.1 (15.7) 85.7 (20.4) 0.30
BMI, kg/m2 26.2 (4.2) 27.1 (5.0) 0.64
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 111 (9.2) 118.4 (14.7) 0.35
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 60.3 (10.6) 62.8 (7.2) 0.61
Fasting glucose, mg/dl 94 (9.3) 90 (9.5) 0.37
Total cholesterol, mg/dl 162 (42.9) 168.1 (31.1) 0.70
HDL-C, mg/dl 49.8 (17.7) 53.7 (11.9) 0.54
LDL-C, mg/dl 98.3 (33.4) 101 (28.8) 0.84
Estimated DHA intake based on DHQ, mg/day 40 (41) 130 (120) 0.1
Brain volume, ml 1246 (150) 1232 (62) 0.76
Plasma APOE levels, μg/ml 15.8 (5.7) 10.7 (6.1) 0.06
  1. Abbreviations: APOE Apolipoprotein E, APOE4 Apolipoprotein E ɛ4, BMI Body mass index, DHA Docosahexaenoic acid, DHQ Diet History Questionnaire, HDL-C High-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-C Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol
  2. Values are presented as mean (SD). Groups were compared using an independent t test