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Table 2 Changes in body composition

From: Effects of prolonged exercise versus multiple short exercise sessions on risk for metabolic syndrome and the atherogenic index in middle-aged obese women: a randomised controlled trial

Variable SSG (n = 12) MSG (n = 12) CTG (n = 12)
  Before After Before After Before After
Weight (kg) 60.43 ± 9.23 59.46 ± 9.32 59.46 ± 5.39 58.75 ± 5.30 60.63 ± 6.79 60.81 ± 6.62
BMI (kg/m2) 25.28 ± 3.94 24.85 ± 3.82 24.58 ± 1.76 24.30 ± 1.95 25.39 ± 2.51 25.46 ± 2.35
Lean mass (kg) 20.38 ± 2.82 20.73 ± 3.26 20.89 ± 2.36 20.67 ± 2.14 20.78 ± 2.24 20.87 ± 2.51
Fat mass (kg)*, † 22.53 ± 5.38 20.88 ± 4.96‡‡ 20.63 ± 3.13 20.36 ± 3.54 21.83 ± 4.80 22.39 ± 4.39
Fat percentage (%) 36.95 ± 4.23 34.88 ± 4.06 34.65 ± 3.95 34.55 ± 4.44 35.95 ± 5.32 36.73 ± 5.48
  1. Values are presented as mean ± SD
  2. SSG single-session group, MSG multiple-session group, CTG control group, BMI body mass index
  3. * Significant interaction effect between time and group (p < .001)
  4. Significant main effect of time (p < .05)
  5. ‡, ‡‡ Significantly different from pre-intervention value (p < .05 and p < .01, respectively)