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Table 3 Body weight and body composition changes during the weight-loss period a

From: Effect of intermittent versus continuous calorie restriction on body weight and cardiometabolic risk markers in subjects with overweight or obesity and mild-to-moderate hypertriglyceridemia: a randomized trial

Outcome Groups P-value b,c
CCR (n = 44) ICR (n = 44)
Weight (kg)
 baseline 90.1 ± 19.3 83.9 ± 13.7  
 8-week 86.0 ± 19.2 d† 79.3 ± 13.0 0.11
 Change 4.1 ± 1.8 e 4.6 ± 2.2 0.25
BMI (kg/m2)
 Baseline 32.4 ± 4.6 31.6 ± 4.0  
 8-week 31.0 ± 4.6 29.9 ± 3.8 0.09
 Change 1.9 ± 0.6 1.7 ± 0.8 0.13
Waist circumference (cm)
 Baseline 104.7 ± 11.0 100.6 ± 9.8  
 8-week 100.0 ± 10.7 95.0 ± 9.6 0.05
 Change 4.7 ± 2.4 5.6 ± 3.0 0.12
Hip circumference (cm)
 Baseline 112.0 ± 9.8 111.3 ± 9.1  
 8-week 109.0 ± 9.9 107.8 ± 8.6 0.40
 Change 3.1 ± 2.8 3.5 ± 2.5 0.45
Fat mass (%)
 Baseline 35.9 ± 5.8 37.5 ± 4.6  
 8-week 34.2 ± 6.0 35.7 ± 4.9 0.60
 Change 1.7 ± 1.4 1.8 ± 1.3 0.66
Fat-free mass (%)
 Baseline 63.6 ± 5.4 63.0 ± 5.9  
 8-week 65.4 ± 5.7 64.82 ± 6.0 0.76
 Change −1.7 ± 1.4 −1.8 ± 1.3 0.76
  1. aAll values are mean ± SD. BMI Body mass index, CCR Continous calorie restriction diet, ICR Intermittent calorie restriction diet
  2. bThe 8-week values were analyzed using ANCOVA and including baseline values of each variable as a covariate in the model
  3. cChange from baseline values were assessed with independent t-tests or non-parametric Manne Whitney U-test
  4. dDifferences between baseline and post-intervention data were analyzed by the paired t-test. Significantly different from Baseline: * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01; † P < 0.001
  5. eChange expressed as the difference between baseline minus week-8 values