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Table 2 Changes in body mass variables before and after 8 week study period

From: The data do not seem to support a benefit to BCAA supplementation during periods of caloric restriction

  Age (yrs) Height (cm) Body Mass (kg) Lean Mass (kg) Fat Mass (kg)
BCAA 24.7 ± 0.6 177.9 ± 4.6 84.3 ± 5.2 72.2 ± 4.7 12.2 ± 0.7
    84.2 ± 4.8 72.6 ± 4.3 11.6 ± 0.7a
CHO 23.5 ± 0.6 176.6 ± 5.6 78.3 ± 2.9 67.8 ± 2.5 105 ± 0.5
    76.0 ± 2.4a 66.9 ± 2.5a 9.1 ± 0.7
  1. adenotes significant difference (p < 0.05) within BCAA and CHO
  2. All subjects were prescribed the same hypocaloric diet and exercise programs. The BCAA group received 28 g of BCAA (14 g prior/during each workout and 14 g post workout) while the CHO group received 28 g of a carbohydrate/electrolyte supplement (14 g prior/during each workout and 14 g post workout)