Table 2

Change (week 12 baseline) in body mass and body composition after a 12 week weight loss program
LED* LGI* PC* n P
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Body Mass (kg)a −4.14 3.64 −3.39 2.76 −3.73 2.84 45, 49, 41 0.509
BMI a −1.36 1.34 −1.11 1.04 −1.32 1.03 45, 49, 41 0.539
Percent Body Fat a −3.87 3.34 −2.65 2.97 −2.91 2.59 36, 44, 41 0.167
Fat Mass (kg) a −4.98 3.89 −3.64 3.32 −4.00 3.2 36, 44, 41 0.219
Fat-Free Mass (kg) b 0.78 4.64 −0.51 6.75 0.43 1.15 36, 44, 41 0.374

*LED, Low Energy Density, LGI, Low Glycemic Index; PC, Portion Control.

a, time p < 0.001.

b, time p > 0.05.

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Melanson et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:57   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-57

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