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Table 5 Changes in micronutrient (mineral) 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
Calcium (mg) 744 (262) a 655 (223) b 659 (207) c 914 (322)a 1041 (306)b 948 (320)c
Phosphorus (mg) 1106 (312) 1026 (241) b 993 (256) c 1260 (334) 1289 (340)b 1205 (370)c
Magnesium (mg) 2629 (94) 249 (64) b 243 (78) c 289 (90) 393 (109)b 374 (133)c
Iron (mg) 14 (6) 13 (5) 13 (7) 15 (5) 12 (4) 12 (5)
Zinc (mg) 9 (3) a 9 (3) 9 (3.0) 11 (4)a 9 (2) 9 (5)
Copper(mg) 1.2 (0.5) 1.0 (0.3) 1.0 (0.3) 1.3 (0.5) 1.0 (0.3) 1.3 (0.5)
Selenium (mcg) 103 (35) 89 (24) 85 (23) 107 (35) 91 (25) 82 (29)
Sodium (mg) 3054 (993) 2471 (744) 2357 (727) 3468 (1051) 2204 (783) 2230 (838)
Potassium (mg) 2255 (768) 2320 (576) 2232 (728) 2549 (757) 2588 (765) 2472 (987)
  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