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Table 1 Participant characteristics at baseline and week 9

From: Metabolic adaptation is associated with less weight and fat mass loss in response to low-energy diets

  Baseline Week 9 P value
Age (years) 45.4 ± 8.2   
Weight (kg) 104.0 ± 14.6 90.1 ± 11.6  < 0.001
BMI (kg/m2) 34.6 ± 3.4 30.3 ± 3.0  < 0.001
FM (kg) 43.3 ± 9.1 32.4 ± 8.6  < 0.001
FFM (kg) 60.0 ± 10.9 57.6 ± 9.9  < 0.001
PAL 1.50 ± 0.16 1.48 ± 0.14 0.369
RMRm (kcal/day) 1856 ± 249 1654 ± 204  < 0.001
RMRp (kcal/day) 1856 ± 221 1746 ± 193  < 0.001
RMRm-p (kcal/day) −0.01 ± 113 −91.5 ± 110.4***  
  1. Data presented as mean ± SD. P value for the comparison between baseline and week 9. BMI: body mass index, FM: fat mass, FFM: fat-free mass, PAL: physical activity level, RMR: resting metabolic rate. ***P < 0.001 for the comparison between RMRm and RMRp