Table 2—

Anthropometric parameters of subjects at baseline and days 45 and 90 of the study

ParameterPlacebo
Experimental
P
BaselineDay 45Day 90BaselineDay 45Day 90
Body weight (kg)69.6 ± 13.269.4 ± 12.969.2 ± 13.165.0 ± 9.664.7 ± 9.465.1 ± 9.20.55
BMI (kg/m2)27.5 ± 4.627.4 ± 4.727.3 ± 4.625.1 ± 3.325.0 ± 3.225.1 ± 3.00.46
Waist circumference (cm)90.2 ± 9.090.1 ± 8.290.0 ± 8.987.9 ± 7.387.5 ± 6.987.6 ± 6.80.83
Hip circumference (cm)97.0 ± 10.396.9 ± 10.397.6 ± 10.894.7 ± 7.094.6 ± 7.194.8 ± 6.90.49
Percentage of fat (%)*30.1 ± 7.930.1 ± 7.331.1 ± 7.428.6 ± 5.228.3 ± 5.528.3 ± 5.60.20
  • Data are means ± SD. n = 30 in the placebo group, and n = 29 in the experimental group. There were no significant interaction between time points and group (repeated-measures ANOVA with group as between-subject factor). There were no significant difference observed between time points for each group (repeated-measures ANOVA).

  • *

    * Calculated from the sum of four skinfold measurements and applying the formulae of Durnin and Womersley (ref. 9).