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Table 6 Segmental fat mass changes

From: Assessment of the FTO gene polymorphisms (rs1421085, rs17817449 and rs9939609) in exercise-trained men and women: the effects of a 4-week hypocaloric diet

  Risk Allele Non-Risk Allele
Pre-trunk fat mass (kg) 7.6 ± 2.9 8.0 ± 3.2
Post-trunk fat mass (kg) 6.8 ± 2.7* 7.5 ± 3.1*
Change (kg) −0.7 ± 0.6 − 0.5 ± 0.3
Pre-upper extremity fat mass (kg) 2.1 ± 0.8 2.4 ± 0.8
Post-upper extremity fat mass (kg) 2.0 ± 0.7* 2.3 ± 0.9
Change (kg) −0.1 ± 0.3 −0.1 ± 0.3
Pre-lower extremity fat mass (kg) 7.3 ± 3.2 7.8 ± 2.3
Post-lower extremity fat mass (kg) 7.1 ± 3.3# 7.6 ± 2.4#
Change (kg) −0.2 ± 0.3 −0.2 ± 0.4
  1. Date are expressed as the mean ± SD. Legend: kg Kilogram
  2. *p < 0.01 post versus pre
  3. #p < 0.05 post versus pre
  4. There were no differences between groups for the change
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