Table 1

Subject characteristics at baseline1
Characteristic IFCR-L IFCR-F
n 28 26
Age (y) 47 ± 2 48 ± 2
Ethnicity
African American 16 18
Asian 3 2
Caucasian 4 2
Hispanic 5 4
Pre-menopausal women 16 14
Post-menopausal women 12 12
Body weight (kg) 95 ± 3 94 ± 3
Height (cm) 165 ± 2 164 ± 2
Waist circumference (cm) 103 ± 1 102 ± 3
Body mass index (kg/m2) 35 ± 1 35 ± 1
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 185 ± 8 188 ± 7
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 110 ± 7 115 ± 6
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 57 ± 4 55 ± 3
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 71 ± 7 81 ± 8
Glucose (mg/dl) 120 ± 2 120 ± 3
Insulin (uIU/ml) 14 ± 1 15 ± 2

1 Values reported as mean ± SEM. IFCR-L: Intermittent fasting calorie restriction-liquid diet; IFCR-F: Intermittent fasting calorie restriction-food based diet. No differences between groups for any parameter (Independent samples t-test).

Klempel et al.

Klempel et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:98   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-98

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