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Table 2 Daily food intake and total energy expenditure in Koreans before and after the 8-wk intervention

From: Beneficial immunostimulatory effect of short-term Chlorella supplementation: enhancement of Natural Killercell activity and early inflammatory response (Randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial)

  Chlorella( n = 28) Placebo ( n = 23)
0 week 8 week 0 week 8 week
TEE (kcal) 2323 ± 64.5 2348 ± 60.2 2424 ± 85.0 2470 ± 82.7
Estimates of daily nutrient intakes
TCI (kcal/d) 2284 ± 47.2 2288 ± 50.5 2221 ± 93.6 2187 ± 96.2
TEE/TCI 1.02 ± 0.02 1.03 ± 0.02 1.13 ± 0.07 1.17 ± 0.06
CHO (%) 61.6 ± 0.15 61.6 ± 0.17 61.6 ± 0.23 61.7 ± 0.24
Protein (%) 16.7 ± 0.17 16.8 ± 0.15 16.3 ± 0.17 16.6 ± 0.21
Fat (%) 22.0 ± 0.18 21.8 ± 0.17 22.3 ± 0.23 22.0 ± 0.26
Fiber 22.6 ± 1.38 22.3 ±1.31 21.8 ± 1.60 22.4 ± 1.89
  1. Mean ± SE.
  2. Tested by paired t-test (within-group comparison), and by independent t-test (intergroup comparison for initial value).
  3. There were no significant differences in ‘within-group comparison’ nor ‘intergroup-comparison’.
  4. TEE: total energy expenditure, TCI: total calorie intake, CHO: carbohydrate.