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Table 4 Changes in micronutrient (vitamin) intake in both groups from baseline

From: Nutrient adequacy during weight loss interventions: a randomized study in women comparing the dietary intake in a meal replacement group with a traditional food group

Variable per day TFG (n = 35) TFG (n = 35) TFG (n = 35) MRG (n = 35) MRG (n = 35) MRG (n = 35)
  Baseline 6 month Year 1 Baseline 6 month Year 1
Vitamin A (RAE) mcg 604 (314) 795 (401) b 904 (517) c 676 (302) 1480 (671)b 1314 (776) c
Beta Carotene (μg) 1693 (1534) 2913 (2236) 3424 (2979) 2455 (2072) 4440 (4429) 3315 (3935)
Vitamin D (mcg) 4 (3) 4 (2) b 5 (9) 5 (2) 8 (3)b 7 (3)
Vitamin E (AT) mg 9 (6) 6 (3) b 7 (4) c 10 (5) 11 (8) b 12 (9)c
Vitamin K (mcg) 76 (44) 88 (59) 95 (73) 100 (96) 110 (55) 118 (95)
Vitamin C (mg) 65 (38) 103 (60) b 81 (44) c 82 (53) 155 (70)b 134 (101)c
Thiamin (mg) 1.6 (0.5) 1.2 (0.3) b 1.3 (0.3) 1.6 (0.5) 1.5 (0.4)b 1.4 (0.4 0)
Riboflavin (mg) 1.6 (0.5) a 1.5 (0.4) b 1.5 (0.5) c 1.9 (0.6)a 1.9 (0.5)b 1.8 (0.4)c
Niacin (mg) 22 (8) 20 (5) b 20 (6) 22 (7) 24 (7)b 22 (7)
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 4 (2) a 4 (1) b 4 (2) c 5 (2) a 8 (2)b 7 (2)c
Vitamin B6 (mg) 1.6 (0.6) 1.6 (0.4) b 1.6 (0.5) c 1.8 (0.6) 2.3 (0.7)b 2.2 (0.7)c
Folate (mcg) 340 (138) 315 (90) b 338 (111) 386 (131) 383 (88)b 362 (129)
Vitamin B12 (mcg) 3.3 (1.5) a 3.6 (1.7) b 4.0 (3.1) 4.6 (3.0)a 5.9 (4.8)b 6.3 (8.0)
  1. a Significant difference (p ≤ 0.05) between groups at baseline
  2. b Significant difference (p ≤ 0.05) between groups at 6 months
  3. c Significant difference (p ≤ 0.05) between groups at 1 year