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Table 4 Body composition

From: A high protein diet (3.4 g/kg/d) combined with a heavy resistance training program improves body composition in healthy trained men and women – a follow-up investigation

  NP HP
  Pre Post Pre Post Between group
BW (kg) 74.7 ± 15.3 76.0 ± 14.9* 75.8 ± 11.3 75.7 ± 11.9 P = 0.04#
FFM (kg) 59.6 ± 13.4 61.1 ± 13.5* 61.4 ± 11.8 62.9 ± 11.3* NS
FM (kg) 15.1 ± 6.0 14.8 ± 5.4* 13.5 ± 5.6 11.9 ± 5.9* P = 0.04#
% BF 20.2 ± 7.6 19.6 ± 6.8* 18.3 ± 7.7 15.9 ± 7.3* P = 0.05#
  1. Data are mean ± SD. *Denotes significant time effects (Pre vs. Post) (P < 0.05). #Denotes significant time by group effects (HP versus NP)
  2. Legend: BW body weight, FFM fat free mass, FM fat mass, NS not significant, % BF percentage body fat, HP high protein, NP normal protein