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Fig. 2 | Nutrition & Metabolism

Fig. 2

From: A randomized controlled trial: the effect of inulin on weight management and ectopic fat in subjects with prediabetes

Fig. 2

Percentage weight loss and body fat loss measured by BIA at week nine and week 18 in inulin and cellulose groups. Analysis was done by ANCOVA with baseline weight as a covariate. Weight loss at week nine was not significantly different between inulin and cellulose groups (−5.3 ± 0.1 %, n = 20 vs −4.3 ± 0.4 %, n = 19, p = 0.13). Between weeks 9–18 the inulin group lost significantly more than the cellulose group (−2.3 ± 0.5 %, n = 20 vs −0.6 ± 0.4 %, n = 18, p = 0.012). Analysis for body loss was done by ANCOVA with baseline weight as a covariate. The inulin group lost a greater percentage of body fat as measured by BIA at 9 (−2.8 ± 0.4 %, n = 20 vs −1.2 ± 0.4 %, n = 19, p < 0.01) and 18 weeks (−3.7 ± 0.6 %, n = 20 vs −1.1 ± 0.6 %, n = 18, p = 0.01). ANCOVA: analysis of covariance; BIA: bioelectrical impedance

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