Body weight and body composition changes during the weight loss period. IFCR-L: Intermittent fasting calorie restriction-liquid diet (n = 28); IFCR-F: Intermittent fasting calorie restriction-food based diet (n = 26); BW: Body weight; FM: Fat mass; FFM: Fat free mass, VAT: Visceral adipose tissue; SAT: Abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue. A. Changes in body weight, fat mass, and fat free mass in the IFCR-L and IFCR-F groups. IFCR-L group lost more body weight (P = 0.04) compared to the IFCR-F group (Repeated-measures ANOVA). *Week 10 absolute values significantly different from baseline (week 3) absolute values, P < 0.0001 (Repeated-measures ANOVA). B. Changes in visceral adipose tissue and abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue in the IFCR-L and IFCR-F groups. *Week 10 absolute values significantly different from baseline (week 3) absolute values, P < 0.001 (Repeated-measures ANOVA).
Klempel et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:98 doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-98