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Table 4 Body weight and body distribution changes by BMI classification.

From: The effect of the holiday season on body weight and composition in college students

  Normal (>24.9 kg/m2) (N = 54) Overweight/Obese (>25 kg/m2) (N = 28)
  Pre-Thanksgiving Post-New Year Pre-Thanksgiving Post-New Year
Body Weight (kg) 64.1.7 ± 9 63.6 ± 9* 85.1 ± 12 85.9 ± 11
Body Fat (%) 23.5 ± 8 24.4 ± 8 30.7 ± 9 31.9 ± 9*
Total Fat Mass (kg) 14.7 ± 5 15.2 ± 5 25.5 ± 7 26.8 ± 7*
Arm Fat Mass (kg) 1.3 ± 1 1.3 ± 1 2.5 ± 1 1.8 ± 1
Leg Fat Mass (kg) 5.9 ± 2 6.1 ± 2* 9.7 ± 3 10.3 ± 3
Trunk Fat Mass (kg) 6.4 ± 2 6.7 ± 2* 11.9 ± 3 12.5 ± 3
Total Fat Free Mass (kg) 45.4 ± 10 44.9 ± 9 55.4 ± 12 54.8 ± 12
Arm Fat Free Mass (kg) 5.5 ± 2 5.4 ± 2 7.0 ± 2 6.8 ± 2*
Leg Fat Free Mass (kg) 16.0 ± 3 15.5 ± 3 19.1 ± 4 18.9 ± 4
Trunk Fat Free Mass (kg) 21.0 ± 4 20.9 ± 4 25.9 ± 6 25.7 ± 6
  1. Means ± standard deviations
  2. *Significantly different from Pre-Thanksgiving (P < 0.05)
  3. Significantly different from Pre-Thanksgiving (P < 0.01)