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Table 1 Characteristics of men and women before and after a 21-day traditional or modified Daniel Fast

From: Both a traditional and modified Daniel Fast improve the cardio-metabolic profile in men and women

Variable Traditional Modified
Time Pre Post Pre Post
Age (yrs) 42.4 ± 4.1 42.4 ± 4.1 41.7 ± 4.0 41.7 ± 4.0
Height (cm) 165.8 ± 2.0 165.9 ± 2.0 166.8 ± 2.2 166.8 ± 2.2
Weight (kg) 81.7 ± 4.8 79.3 ± 4.9 74.5 ± 6.1 72.4 ± 5.7
BMI (kg∙m-2) 29.7 ± 1.6 28.8 ± 1.6 26.6 ± 1.8 25.9 ± 1.7
Waist (cm) 90.2 ± 3.8 87.8 ± 4.0 82.6 ± 5.2 80.9 ± 4.9
Hip (cm) 109.8 ± 3.1 107.6 ± 3.1 106.0 ± 3.0 104.3 ± 2.9
Waist:Hip 0.82 ± 0.03 0.82 ± 0.03 0.77 ± 0.03 0.77 ± 0.03
DXA Total (%) 35.7 ± 2.4 35.5 ± 2.5 33.8 ± 3.5 33.4 ± 3.6
Fat-Free Mass (kg) 52.1 ± 3.3 50.6 ± 3.3 49.3 ± 4.1 48.2 ± 3.9
Fat Mass (kg) 29.6 ± 2.9 28.6 ± 2.9 26.4 ± 4.0 25.4 ± 3.9
DXA Trunk (%) 36.5 ± 2.5 36.2 ± 2.6 32.8 ± 3.7 32.0 ± 3.7
Heart Rate (bpm) 69.0 ± 2.2 65.6 ± 2.1 69.3 ± 2.5 68.3 ± 2.6
Systolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 115.1 ± 5.0 111.9 ± 5.2 105.6 ± 3.9 106.7 ± 4.2
Diastolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 72.2 ± 3.3 71.9 ± 4.3 68.9 ± 2.8 64.1 ± 2.7
Aerobic Exercise (hrs∙wk-1) 3.9 ± 1.0 NA 2.3 ± 0.4 NA
Years Aerobic Exercise 9.1 ± 3.2 NA 7.6 ± 2.3 NA
Anaerobic Exercise (hrs∙wk-1) 0.9 ± 0.3 NA 0.9 ± 0.4 NA
Years Anaerobic Exercise 2.0 ± 0.8 NA 4.3 ± 1.9 NA
  1. Values are presented as mean ± SEM.
  2. No statistically significant differences noted (p > 0.05).