Table 2

 Laboratory data (n = 24)

ParameterAt arrivalOn day 1
Data are median (first, third quartiles).
CRP, C reactive protein; HDL, high density lipoprotein.
Total cholesterol (mmol/l)5.9 (4.7, 6.7)
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)1.0 (0.91, 1.3)
Triglycerides (mmol/l)1.6 (1.0, 2.6)
CRP (mg/l)<5.0 (<5.0–6.0)10.0 (6.0, 42.3)
Leucocytes (×109/l)10.6 (7.7–12.0)9.2 (7.8, 12.1)