Table 3

Body weight and body composition during the 6-week trial 1

HF diet

(n = 9)

LF diet

(n = 8)


Week 1

Week 6

Week 1

Week 6


Body weight (kg)

97.0 ± 4.5

90.4 ± 4.32,3

98.3 ± 3.9

93.6 ± 4.02

BMI (kg/m2)

32.5 ± 1.0

30.5 ± 1.02

34.4 ± 1.5

32.7 ± 1.92

Fat mass (kg)

41.8 ± 1.6

39.5 ± 1.4

41.0 ± 1.5

36.6 ± 1.52

Fat free mass (kg)

53.8 ± 4.0

50.8 ± 3.42

57.3 ± 2.5

56.9 ± 2.5

Waist circumference (cm)

97.3 ± 2.3

95.8 ± 1.9

98.5 ± 2.7

94.9 ± 1.62


1Data are presented as mean ± SEM. HF: high fat, LF: low fat. Data were analyzed using repeated-measures ANOVA.

2P < 0.05 for main effect of time.

3P < 0.05 for diet × time interaction such that HF group had greater reductions in body weight than the LF group.

Varady et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:8   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-8

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