How to adjust specific tabletext font to bold?

Hi all, I wrote a script using the "forestplot" package. I want to group the variables in certain categories, which I would like to show in bold, in order to accentuate those categories. How can i adjust my script, so that only certain rows, i.e Risk factor OR (95% CI), patient characteristics, medication history, comorbidities, surgical history and other are shown in bold? I have two colums and 18 rows. Can someone help me? I would be much grateful!!
My script is as below:

tabletext <- cbind(
c("Risk factor" ,"Patient characteristics","Sex, male*", "Bmi (5 points)",
"Alcohol (5 units)", "Smoking*","Medication history",
"Steroid use", "Anticoagulant use*","Comorbidities",
"COPD GOLD 1/2", "COPD GOLD 3/4", "Other pulmonary disease",
"Surgical history",
"Previous colorectal surgery*",
"Previous abdominal surgery (other)","Other", "HIPEC*"),
c("OR (95% CI)",NA, "1.78 (1.20-2.68)", "1.15 (0.95-1.38)", "1.04 (0.94-1.14)",
"1.78 (1.11-2.80)", NA," 1.40 (0.68-2.67)", "1.55 (1.02-2.32)",NA,
"1.40 (0.70-2.61)", "1.56 (0.42-4.67)", "1.78 (0.63-4.28)",NA,
"1.61 (1.03-2.49)", "0.80 (0.47-1.32)",NA, "4.14 (2.14-7.73)"))

txt_gp = fpTxtGp(label = list(gpar(fontfamily = "Times",
gpar(fontfamily = "",
col = "black"))),
df_c,new_page = TRUE,
boxsize = 0.2,
is.summary = c(rep(FALSE,32)),
clip = c(0,17),
xlab = 'Odds ratio with 95% confidence interval
* indicates significance',
xlog = FALSE,
zero = 1,
plotwidth=unit(12, "cm"),
colgap=unit(2, "mm"),

col = fpColors(box = "royalblue",
line = "darkblue",
summary = "royalblue"))
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It's not clear if your data is a result of a meta-analysis?

If your data is from a logistic regression or cox model, I have an app here that might help you:
The app has data pre-loaded in it already as an example. Goto the review tab and click proceed to get an idea of what's produced. The remaining tabs have customizable features.

if you're interested in the underlying code, which iirc is ggplot2-based, do let me know.