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Table 5 Weight loss, fat loss and lean loss over 12 weeks (mean ± standard error).

From: A whey-protein supplement increases fat loss and spares lean muscle in obese subjects: a randomized human clinical study

  Completers Responders
  Control Prolibra Control Prolibra
Number of subjects 28 31 19 23
Weight loss (kg) 3.24 ± 0.47# 3.82 ± 0.55# 4.56 ± 0.41# 5.20 ± 0.47#
% Increase total body water 0.50 ± 0.59NS 1.21 ± 0.51# 1.00 ± 0.52NS 1.40 ± 0.66#
Decrease in REE (kCal) 76 ± 52NS 40 ± 38NS 147 ± 69# 37 ± 60NS
Centimeters lost (waist) 5.34 ± 0.97# 6.22 ± 0.84# 6.15 ± 1.20# 7.42 ± 0.86#
Centimeters lost (hip) 4.90 ± 0.84# 4.20 ± 1.55# 5.41 ± 1.04# 4.47 ± 2.03#
Fat mass lost (kg) 1.62 ± 0.33#* 2.81 ± 0.38#* 2.11 ± 0.44#* 3.63 ± 0.40#*
Lean mass lost (kg) 1.55 ± 0.39# 0.75 ± 0.34# 2.41 ± 0.44#* 1.07 ± 0.37#*
  1. # statistically significant (P < 0.05) result within group.
  2. * statistically significant (P < 0.05) result between group.
  3. NS Not significant