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Table 2 Body fat and nutrient changes during 6 months intervention phase

From: Prediction of body fat loss in relation to change in nutrient intake among housewives participating in the MyBFF@home study

  Intervention group (n = 137)   Control group (n = 118)  
Baseline 6 months Mean Difference p value Baseline 6 months Mean Difference p value
Body fat (g) 34.87 (9.00) 33.64 (8.13) 1.23 < 0.001** 32.79 (7.82) 31.70
(8.12)
1.08 0.001*
Body fat (%) 45.18 (4.86) 44.39 (6.20) 0.80 0.070 44.59 (4.79) 44.04
(5.68)
0.55 0.130
BMI (kg /m2) 31.58 (4.11) 31.10 (4.20) 0.49 < 0.001** 30.92 (4.17) 30.49
(4.13)
0.43 < 0.001**
Total energy (kcal) 1476.00 (506.83) 1212.44 (415.93) 224.36 < 0.001** 1569.23 (517.87) 1344.87
(467.95)
224.36 < 0.001**
Carbohydrate (g/day) 198.21 (68.63) 169.72 (64.41) 28.50 < 0.001** 209.11 (78.29) 189.08
(73.50)
20.03 0.012*
Protein (g /day) 55.84 (20.89) 45.51 (14.11) 9.33 < 0.001** 61.24 (20.84) 53.26
(19.29)
7.98 < 0.001**
Total Fat (g / day) 49.35 (21.23) 38.37 (14.31) 10.98 < 0.001** 53.31 (19.84) 46.64
(16.69)
6.66 < 0.001**
Dietary fiber (g / day) 5.59 (3.83) 4.64 (2.91) 0.94 < 0.001** 5.52 (3.17) 5.02
(3.03)
0.50 0.178
Calcium (mg / day) 415.39 (217.07) 352.55 (206.41) 62.85 0.005* 478.03 (270.82) 372.96
(194.01)
105.06 < 0.001**
Folate (mg / day) 60.13 (56.37) 53.88 (37.70) 6.26 0.131 60.62 (42.25) 60.08
(41.54)
0.53 0.925
Iron (mg / day) 13.35 (6.24) 11.36 (4.31) 3.21 < 0.001** 13.35 (6.24) 11.36
(4.31)
1.99 0.002*
Vitamin C (mg / day) 62.52 (59.60) 57.93 (53.02) 4.59 0.479 71.13 (65.97) 56.53
(53.44)
14.61 0.049*
  1. *Significant at p value < 0.05; ** Significant at p value < 0.001