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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of subjects recruited to a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised study of Bifidobacterium longum bv. infantis CCUG 52,486 combined with gluco-oligosaccharide

From: Effect of a synbiotic on the response to seasonal influenza vaccination is strongly influenced by degree of immunosenescence

  Older cohort Younger cohort
(n = 63) (n = 62)
Gender 18♂45♀ 23♂39♀
Smoker 4/63 13/62
  mean (SD)
Age 69 (5) 26 (4)
BMI (kg/m2) 27 (3) 23 (3)
Waist (cm) 94 (16) 80 (9)
Weight (kg) 74 (13) 68 (13)
Height (m) 1.7 (0.1) 1.7 (0.1)
BP systolic (mmHg) 138 (17) 122 (11)
BP diastolic (mmHg) 78 (9) 74 (8)
Pulse (bpm) 70 (11) 76 (10)