Table 1

Distribution of body composition parameters over time

Body weight, kg

R/H, Ohm/m

Xc/H, Ohm/m

TBW, L


Visit

n

M

SD

M

SD

M

SD

M

SD


Screening visit, T0

182

58.1

8.1

373.6

53.6

39.8

6.5

30.4

3.6

After 1 month, T1

179

58.4

8.2

370.6

54.5

39.9

5.8

30.7

3.9

After 3 months, T3

171

58.4

8.1

369.1

58.0

39.3

6.0

30.8

4.6

After 6 months, T6

161

58.6

7.9

368.6

57.1

38.9

5.6

30.9

4.3

T1-T0

179

0.26

1.34

-1.92

25.7

0.22

5.1

0.19

1.49

P(t)

0.01

ns

ns

ns

T3-T0

171

0.42

1.76

-4.89

30.7

-0.51

5.5

0.49

2.40

P(t)

0.002

0.04

ns

0.008

T6-T0

161

0.64

1.94

-6.11

31.2

-1.11

6.5

0.51

2.07

P(t)

<0.001

0.01

0.03

0.002


T0, T1, T3, T6 = screening visit, after 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months

T1-T0, T3-T0, T6-T0 = change in parameters after 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months

t = Student's t test for paired data

Piccoli et al. Nutrition Journal 2008 7:21   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-7-21

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