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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Effect on body weight and composition in overweight/obese Australian adults over 12 months consumption of two different types of fibre supplementation in a randomized trial

  Control (n = 45) Psyllium (n = 43) PGX (n = 39)
Gender (M/F) 24/21 15/28 15/24
Age (y) 49.8 ± 1.8 49.9 ± 1.7 47.9 ± 1.9
Height (cm) 171.7 ± 1.5 169.2 ± 1.6 169.8 ± 1.7
Weight (kg) 94.7 ± 2.5 91.2 ± 2.2 96.2 ± 2.9
BMI (kg/m2) 32 ± 0.6 31.7 ± 0.5 33.2 ± 0.7
Waist (cm) 103.1 ± 1.6 101.2 ± 1.5 106 ± 2
Hip (cm) 112.9 ± 1.3 114.6 ± 1.3 115.7 ± 1.5
Waist Hip Ratio 0.91 ± 0.01 0.88 ± 0.01 0.92 ± 0.02
  Control (n = 44) Psyllium (n = 43) PGX (n = 38)a
Fat (kg) 37.3 ± 1.4 38.6 ± 1.2 38.3 ± 1.3
Fat % 40.2 ± 1.2 40.89 ± 1.1 41.1 ± 1.2
Android Fat (kg) 3.8 ± 0.2 3.5 ± 0.2 3.9 ± 0.2
Gynoid Fat (kg) 6.1 ± 0.3 6.3 ± 0.2 6.2 ± 0.3
Lean (kg) 53 ± 1.9 50.4 ± 1.7 52.8 ± 2.2
Lean % 56.6 ± 1.2 55.8 ± 1 55.7 ± 1.2
  Control (n = 44) Psyllium (n = 43) PGX (n = 39)
Energy (kJ/d) 8636.4 ± 294.4 8859.4 ± 318.4 8783.3 ± 261.3
Carbohydrate (g/d) 209.8 ± 8.8 212 ± 8.9 209.8 ± 8.6
Fat (g/day) 80.2 ± 4.2 81.2 ± 4.5 82.8 ± 3.3
Protein (g/d) 101.7 ± 4 104 ± 4.7 101.6 ± 3.9
Fibre (g/d) 22.6 ± 1.2 23.9 ± 1.3 21.4 ± 1.2
  Control (n = 40) Psyllium (n = 41) PGX (n = 35)
Physical Activityb (MET/min/w) 3058 ± 591 3133 ± 453 2135 ± 432
  1. Values are mean ± SEM. PGX (PolyGlycopleX) MET (Metabolic Equivalent of Task). aOne participant in the PGX group was unable to have the DXA scan. bPhysical activity logs missing (n = 10). P values were not significant. 4.184 kJ = 1 kCal