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Table 2 Anthropometric variables of METABO and placebo groups from week 0 through week 8

From: Eight weeks of supplementation with a multi-ingredient weight loss product enhances body composition, reduces hip and waist girth, and increases energy levels in overweight men and women

Variable METABO Placebo P
  n = 27 n = 18 Value1
  Baseline Mid point End of study Baseline Mid point End of study  
  (Week 0) (Week 4) (Week 8) (Week 0) (Week 4) (Week 8)  
Body weight (kg) 94.1 ± 23.3 92.5 ± 23.1 92.2 ± 23.3 90.7 ± 25.1 90.1 ± 24.7 90.3 ± 24.8 0.10, 0.01*
Fat mass (kg) 37.2 ± 14.9 35.5 ± 14.7 34.3 ± 14.8 32.6 ± 13.5 31.4 ± 12.7 31.7 ± 12.7 0.16, 0.001*
Lean mass (kg) 52.8 ± 13.5 53.3 ± 14.1 54.6 ± 13.8 50.5 ± 13.6 50.7 ± 13.8 50.9 ± 13.6 0.72, 0.03*
Waist (cm) 104.1 ± 15.3 102.7 ± 15.1 102.0 ± 14.7 104.6 ± 18.3 104.2 ± 15.1 104.3 ± 18.1 0.004*, 0.0007*
Hip (cm) 114.3 ± 13.4 113.4 ± 13.2 112.4 ± 13.5 113.6 ± 15.1 113.2 ± 14.9 113.2 ± 14.9 0.04*, 0.0003*
  1. Values are mean ± SD.
  2. 1P values are for the differences between the two groups, METABO versus placebo.
  3. *Significant result P < 0.05 via ANCOVA (i.e., week 4 and week 8 time points are significantly different from each other after using the week 0 time point as the covariate).