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Table 1 Anthropometrics in 18 normal weight individuals before and after an intervention with hyper alimentation while simultaneously having a sedentary lifestyle for four weeks and when followed-up 6 and 12 months after the intervention

From: Long-term increase of fat mass after a four week intervention with fast food based hyper-alimentation and limitation of physical activity

  Baseline n = 18 After Intervention n = 18 6 months after intervention n = 16 12 months after the intervention n = 17 About 2.5 years after intervention n = 15 Baseline vs after intervention p-value Baseline vs after 6 months p-value Baseline vs after 12 months p-value Baseline vs after 2.5 years p-value
Body weight (kg)          
All 67.6(9.1) 74.0(10.5) 68.6(9.3) 69.7(8.8) 72.9(8.9) <0.001 0.02 0.018 0.01
Women 60(6.3) 64.8(8.1) 61.8(5.4) 61.7(7) 63.4(4.9) 0.006 0.031 0.22 0.28
Men 71.4(8) 78.5(8.5) 73.2(8.6) 74.6(6.5) 76.3(7.3) <0.001 0.17 0.052 0.02
Waist circumference (cm)          
All 76.4(6.4) 83.1(7.9) 75.1(6.2) 76(5.4) - <0.001 0.71 0.46 -
Women 72.8(3.4) 79.2(7.2) 71.6(3.4) 73(3.2) - 0.022 0.37 0.9 -
Men 78.1(6.9) 85.1(7.8) 78(6.8) 77.7(5.7) - 0.001 0.86 0.33 -
Hip circumference (cm)          
All 86.4(7.1) 90.4(8.5) 83.3(4.7) 85.4(4.7) - 0.028 0.2 0.15 -
Women 84.7(3.2) 90(8.4) 82.4(4.2) 84.2(3.9) - 0.094 0.26 0.8 -
Men 87.4(8.4) 90.6(8.9) 84.1(5.4) 86.1(5.3) - 0.16 0.36 0.14 -
Saggital abdominal diameter (cm)          
All 18.4(1.7) 20.4(1.6) 17.8(0.9) 18.4(1.6) - <0.001 0.83 0.81 -
Women 18(1.6) 19.5(1.9) 17.6(0.9) 17.6(0.9) - 0.048 0.78 0.52 -
Men 18.6(1.8) 20.9(1.3) 18(0.9) 18.8(1.7) - <0.001 0.95 0.83 -
BMI (kg/m2)          
All 21.9(1.9) 23.9(2.2) 22.7(1.9) 22.5(1.9) 23.1(2.5) <0.001 0.017 0.028 0.012
Women 22.0(2.0) 23.8(2.4) 22.7(2.0) 22.7(2.2) 22.7(2.0) 0.005 0.032 0.25 0.26
Men 21.8(2.0) 24(2.2) 22.6(1.9) 22.4(1.9) 23.2(2.7) <0.001 0.18 0.062 0.027
Basal metabolic rate (kcal/24 h)          
All 1615(276) 1813(327) 1626(257) 1659(270) - 0.001 0.48 0.32 -
Women 1326(128) 1483(132) 1393(180) 1412(203) - 0.036 0.21 0.19 -
Men 1759(205) 1978(262) 1767(181) 1794(198) - 0.006 0.98 0.77 -
Body weight in the controls (kg) n = 18 n = 18    n = 17     
All 69.7(8.4) 69.7(8.7) - - 70.4(8.8) 0.96 - - 0.88
Women 65.7(7.7) 65.4(7.5) - - 64.5(7.1) 0.32 - - 0.31
Men 71.7(8.4) 71.8(8.7) - - 73.6(8.1) 0.54 - - 0.25
  1. All figures are means (SD). Body weight in the control group (n = 18) at baseline, after 4 weeks and after 2.5 years (lower part of table).