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Table 3 Estimated regression coefficients (slopes) and standard errors (SE) for associations between serum vitamin concentrations and anthropometric predictor variables, C-reactive protein and Hcy (adjusted for sex and age) before weight loss (n = 85)

From: Effect of low energy diet for eight weeks to adults with overweight or obesity on folate, retinol, vitamin B12, D and E status and the degree of inflammation: a post hoc analysis of a randomized intervention trial

Predictor variable Folate Vitamin B12 Retinol 25(OH)Da α-tocopherol
BMI, kg/m2 −0.131 (0.069) 6.72 (4.94) − 0.035 (0.013)** − 0.261 (0.247) − 0.105 (0.209)
Waist, cm − 0.032 (0.026) 2.54 (1.82) − 0.012 (0.005)* − 0.023 (0.092) 0.038 (0.077)
Sagittal diameter, cm b − 0.115 (0.109) 9.39 (7.76) − 0.040 (0.021) − 0.375 (0.404) 0.062 (0.339)
Body fat
 Total body, % − 0.128 (0.051)* 2.70 (3.76) − 0.014 (0.010) − 0.106 (0.187) − 0.117 (0.157)
 Abdomen, % − 0.107 (0.040)** − 0.305 (2.93) 0.004 (0.008) − 0.141 (0.148) − 0.040 (0.123)
 Hip, % −0.037 (0.037) 1.02 (2.67) 0.002 (0.007) 0.065 (0.132) −0.112 (0.111)
CRP, nmol/L c −0.097 (0.065) 1.42 (4.70) −0.008 (0.013) 0.210 (0.232) 0.306 (0.191)
Hcy, μmol/L −0.257 (0.045)*** −13.6 (3.38)*** − 0.013 (0.010) − 0.619 (0.175)*** − 0.383 (0.149)*
  1. Results obtained using analysis of covariance; aadditionally adjusted for month of weight loss initiation; bn = 81 before weight loss; 25(OH)D, 25-hydroxy vitamin D; CRP, C-reactive protein; Hcy, homocysteine; *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01; ***P < 0.001