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Table 2 Energy intake, hunger, satisfaction and fullness during the 12-week study

From: Alternate day fasting for weight loss in normal weight and overweight subjects: a randomized controlled trial

  Intervention Week 11 Week 12 P-value2 P-value3 Change4 P-value5
Feed day energy intake (kcal/d) ADF 1874 ± 136 1856 ± 229 0.93 0.92 -18 ± 186 0.50
  Control 1873 ± 243 1790 ± 286 0.71   -82 ± 75  
Fast day energy intake (kcal/d) ADF 482 ± 19 489 ± 20 0.74   7 ± 5  
Hunger (mm) ADF 5 ± 1 4 ± 1 0.44 0.56 -1 ± 1 0.38
  Control 5 ± 1 5 ± 1 0.46   0 ± 1  
Satisfaction (mm) ADF 4 ± 1 7 ± 1 <0.01 0.81 3 ± 1 0.22
  Control 6 ± 1 7 ± 1 0.34   1 ± 1  
Fullness (mm) ADF 2 ± 1 4 ± 1 <0.01 0.78 2 ± 1 0.01
  Control 6 ± 1 6 ± 1 0.57   0 ± 1  
  1. Values reported as mean ± SEM. ADF: Alternate day fasting.
  2. 1Baseline values were not significantly different between intervention groups for any parameter: Independent samples t-test.
  3. 2P-value between week 1 and week 12: Paired t-test.
  4. 3P-value between groups at week 12: Independent samples t-test.
  5. 4Absolute change between week 1 and week 12 values.
  6. 5P-value between groups for absolute change: Independent samples t-test.