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Table 1 Anthropometric and blood chemical profiles of junior and senior high school girls

From: Taurine's health influence on Japanese high school girls

  Junior high school girls (n = 67) Senior high school girls (n = 67)
Age 14.3 ± 0.7 17.1 ± 0.7*
BMI (kg/m2) 19.4 ± 2.1 21.1 ± 2.7*
SBP (mmHg) 107.6 ± 9.8 107.9 ± 10.5
DBP (mmHg) 64.2 ± 7.3 63.8 ± 7.6
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 78.3 ± 47.0 70.2 ± 37.2
T-cho (mg/dl) 171.4 ± 22.5 181.0 ± 31.4
HDL (mg/dl) 60.3 ± 10.6 63.5 ± 12.7
Glucose (mg/dl) 92.9 ± 8.6 92.2 ± 8.0
Insulin (μIU/ml) 14.9 ± 12.2 12.5 ± 11.0
HOMA-IR 3.5 ± 3.2 2.9 ± 2.8
  1. T-cho: total cholesterol.
  2. Values are expressed as means ± SD. *P < 0.05 compared with the value of junior high school girls.