Table 1

Anthropometric and metabolic characteristics of study subjects after VLCD and during the weight maintenance period

After VLCD

During weight maintenance

Before VLCD


Mean

SEM

Mean

SEM

% change

P

Mean


Age (years)

52.4

3.3

52.8

3.3

52.2


Height (cm)

171.1

3.3


BMI (kg/m2)

32.4

1.1

31.9

1.4

-1.3

ns

35.7*


Waist (cm)

104.3

1.5

103.3

2.5

-1.0

ns

111.3*


Hip (cm)

117.6

3.4

117.4

4.4

-0.1

ns

124.4*


Fat mass (kg)

38.5

3.8

35.8

4.1

-7.0

ns

44.8*


Lean mass (kg)

53.2

4.4

55.2

4.0

3.8

ns

56*


Weight (kg)

94.7

4.0

93.5

4.9

-1.3

ns

104.5*



Fp-glucose (mM)

6.2

0.2

6.5

0.2

6.0

ns

7.5*


Fp-insulin (pM)

57

6

69

9

20.4

ns

86*


Fp-C-peptide (pM)

841

87

878

88

4.4

ns

1084*


HbA1c (%)

6.1

0.2

6.1

0.2

0.3

ns

6.7*



HOMA-IR

2.2

0.3

2.8

0.5

28.9

ns

4.1*


Fp-cholesterol (mM)

5.2

0.4

6.4

0.4

22.1

<0.001

6.4*


Fp-LDL-cholesterol (mM)

3.3

0.4

4.0

0.3

19.0

<0.01

4.2*


Fp-HDL-cholesterol (mM)

1.2

0.1

1.4

0.1

10.8

<0.05

1.4*


Fs-triglyceride (mM)

1.4

0.1

2.2

0.4

55.8

ns

1.8


Data are from n = 9 subjects (7 females). For comparison data from before the VLCD are given for these subjects. Asterisks indicate P < 0.05 for comparison between "before" and "after" the preceding VLCD.

"% change" indicates the change relative to baseline level (i.e. after VLCD); BMI, body mass index; Fp, fasting plasma,; HbA1c, glycosylated hemoglobin; HOMA-IR, homeostasis model assessment; Fs, fasting serum

Haugaard et al. Lipids in Health and Disease 2009 8:34   doi:10.1186/1476-511X-8-34

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