Table 5

Lipid Levels.

Group

Time 0

4 weeks

8 weeks

%Δ 0–4 wks

%Δ 0–8 wks


OP

Cholesterol

195.7

-13.30 ± 12.20

-14.80 ± 16.83

-7.2*

-8.0*

HDL

69.8

0.86 ± 0.95

-0.87 ± 5.72

1.2

-1.3

LDL

89.3

-12.64 ± 16.49

-13.01 ± 16.89

-13.8*

-14.2*

Triglycerides

124.8

-7.85 ± 10.5

-4.58 ± 7.82

-6.3*

-3.7*

OT

Cholesterol

194.5

-31.6 ± 20.68

-43.45 ± 20.96

-15.8*

-21.7*

HDL

69.7

3.37 ± 10.64

8.33 ± 13.25

4.8

11.8*

LDL

105.9

-32.99 ± 23.61

-47.47 ± 22.24

-31.0*

-44.6*

Triglycerides

118.4

-16.52 ± 21.78

-21.57 ± 22.97

-13.9*

-18.1*

NP

Cholesterol

197.3

-9.83 ± 12.91

14.88 ± 13.37

-4.8

-7.3*

HDL

63.6

-0.36 ± 6.91

4.3 ± 4.88

-0.6

6.8

LDL

123.6

-8.82 ± 17.36

-18.02 ± 14.38

-7.1

-14.5*

Triglycerides

86.0

-3.27 ± 2.38

-5.83 ± 8.30

-3.8*

-6.8

NT

Cholesterol

197.0

-14.77 ± 15.51

-19.45 ± 16.26

-7.3*

-9.7*

HDL

67.3

0.50 ± 4.58

2.63 ± 2.96

0.74

3.9*

LDL

116.0

-12.80 ± 15.86

-19.51 ± 16.89

-11.0*

-16.8*

Triglycerides

88.7

-12.33 ± 6.50

-12.82 ± 6.03

-13.9*

-14.5*


*Significant P values < 0.05.

OP = overweight placebo, OT = overweight treatment, NP = normal weight placebo and NT = normal weight treatment.

Values at the start of the study (Time 0) listed in the first column are means of data from individuals. Mean changes after 4 weeks and 8 weeks are listed in the second and third columns as ± Standard Deviation. A negative value indicated a decrease in value and a positive number represents an increase in value. %Δ values are percent mean change in value between time 0 and either 4 or 8 weeks. Values* are significant P-value comparisons (< 0.05) between initial values at Time 0 and either 4 weeks or 8 weeks.

Oben et al. Nutrition Journal 2008 7:16   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-7-16

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