Table 1

Anthropometry, body composition and metabolic characteristics of the two groups of infertile women.

Variables

GROUP A1

n = 10

(mean ± sd)

GROUP B2

n = 8

(mean ± sd)

p-value


Age (years)

26.0 ± 4.4

21.0 ± 3.2

0.016

Weight (kg)

54.1 ± 6.9

67.2 ± 7.9

0.002

Height (cm)

164.9 ± 3.1

166.9 ± 9.7

0.594

BMI (kg/m2)

19.9 ± 2.3

24.3 ± 3.5

0.006

WC(cm)

69.6 ± 4.5

81.3 ± 6.8

<0.001

Body fat (kg)

13.9 ± 5.8

23.8 ± 8.8

0.014

Body fat (% weight)

25.3 ± 7.5

35.2 ± 9.4

0.030

Lean body mass (kg)

37.9 ± 4.1

40.1 ± 2.8

0.211

BMR (kcal/24 h)

1287.2 ± 96.4

1483.4 ± 116.9

0.001


BMI = body mass index; WC = waist circumference; BMR = basal metabolic rate

1 hypothalamic amenorrhea; 2 polycystic ovary syndrome

Colombo et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:53   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-53

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