TABLE 1

Clinical data before and after 10 weeks of dietary intervention

Moderate fat (n = 20)
Low fat (n = 20)
BeforeAfterPBeforeAfterP
Age (years)35.3 ± 2.035.1 ± 1.6
BMI (kg/m2)37.6 ± 1.134.9 ± 1.1<0.000136.6 ± 0.933.7 ± 0.9<0.0001
Weight (kg)103 ± 3.395.4 ± 3.1<0.0001102 ± 2.794.4 ± 2.7<0.0001
Waist-to-hip ratio0.95 ± 0.010.94 ± 0.010.300.94 ± 0.0090.93 ± 0.010.038
Body fat (%)45.9 ± 1.043.2 ± 1.00.000144.5 ± 1.042.1 ± 1.20.0002
Glucose (mmol/l)5.72 ± 0.285.57 ± 0.370.0295.31 ± 0.095.18 ± 0.080.055
Insulin (μU/ml)13.7 ± 1.911.4 ± 1.60.04410.7 ± 1.19.08 ± 0.820.13
Fat cell volume (pl)818 ± 32707 ± 300.0005837 ± 33703 ± 380.0001
  • Values are means ± SE (Wilcoxon’s signed-rank test). Plasma levels of glucose were determined by the routine chemistry laboratory of the hospital.