TABLE 1

Baseline characteristics of the participants

Before weight reductionAfter weight reductionP value
Age (years)51.8 ± 2.8
Sex (female/male)15/2
Weight (kg)96.2 ± 3.190.0 ± 2.6<0.001
BMI (kg/m2)35.1 ± 1.232.8 ± 1.1<0.001
Waist-to-hip ratio0.94 ± 0.020.92 ± 0.020.442
BIA BCM31.7 ± 0.633.6 ± 0.90.010
BIA FM39.6 ± 1.834.3 ± 2.0<0.001
BIA FA39.5 ± 0.837.3 ± 1.00.005
RQ0.87 ± 0.010.86 ± 0.010.497
Basal metabolic rate (kcal)1,537 ± 601,391 ± 43<0.001
Adiponectin (μg/ml)5.3 ± 0.56.1 ± 0.60.076
HMW (μg/ml)0.37 ± 0.070.49 ± 0.080.042
MMW (μg/ml)2.3 ± 0.22.9 ± 0.30.007
LMW (μg/ml)2.6 ± 0.12.7 ± 0.20.609
HMW (%)6.7 ± 0.97.9 ± 0.70.100
MMW (%)43.1 ± 1.446.1 ± 1.50.070
LMW (%)50.0 ± 1.845.8 ± 1.70.055
Total cholesterol (mmol/l)5.7 ± 0.25.9 ± 0.20.305
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l)3,7 ± 0,13,8 ± 0,10.693
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)1.28 ± 0.061.36 ± 0.060.029
Triglycerides (mmol/l)1.6 ± 0.11.6 ± 0.20.699
FFAs (mmol/l)0.74 ± 0.050.63 ± 0.060.121
M value2.9 ± 0.33.2 ± 0.20.320
Glucose (mmol/l)5.5 ± 0.15.6 ± 0.20.802
A1C (%)5.4 ± 0.15.4 ± 0.11.000
C-reactive protein (mg/l)4.5 ± 0.84.5 ± 0.80.991
  • Data are means ± SE. BCM, body cell mass; BIA, bioelectric impedance measurement; FA, fat allotment; FM, fat mass; RQ, respiratory quotient.