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Table 2 Effectiveness of Cissus quadrangularis formulation on anthropomorphic characteristics: Percent difference in means from Week 0 to Week 8

From: The use of a Cissus quadrangularis formulation in the management of weight loss and metabolic syndrome

BMI Greater than 30 (Obese) 25 – 29 (Overweight)
Treatment Placebo (n = 30) Formulation/no diet (n = 31) Formulation/Diet (n = 31) Formulation/no diet (n = 31)
Anthropomorphic Characteristics*     
Weight (%) -2.4 (4.9) -6.9 (6.8)c -8.5 (11.3)a -4.8 (6.0)
Fat (%) -1.9 (9.6) -6.0 (8.4) -8.0 (7.6)b -4.7 (9.4)
Body Mass Index (%) -1.0 (4.2) -8.3 (3.8)a -9.9 (2.7)a -3.9 (3.0)a
Waist Circumference (%) -2.0 (7.2) -6.6 (4.9)a -8.4 (6.7)a -11.2 (4.7)a
  1. * These data are shown as means with standard deviations in parentheses
  2. a P = <0.001 versus placebo
  3. b P = <0.01 versus placebo
  4. c P = <0.05 versus placebo