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Table 2 Body measurements of study participants in the weight reduction intervention

From: Walnut consumption in a weight reduction intervention: effects on body weight, biological measures, blood pressure and satiety

  Standard reduced- energy-density diet Walnut-enriched reduced-energy diet p (between groups)
  n Mean (SE) n Mean (SE)  
Body weight, kg a
 Baseline 51 90.9 (1.8) 49 91.1 (2.3) 0.96
 3 Months 51 84.7 (1.8) 48 85.9 (2.3) 0.70
 6 Months 50 82.1 (2.0) 47 82.4 (2.2) 0.92
Body mass index, kg/m2 a
 Baseline 51 32.4 (0.4) 49 32.4 (0.5) 0.96
 3 Months 51 30.3 (0.5) 48 30.6 (0.5) 0.63
 6 Months 50 29.4 (0.6) 47 29.6 (0.5) 0.77
Weight change, kg
 3 Months 51 −6.0 (0.6) 48 −5.5 (0.5) 0.51
 6 Months 50 −8.5 (0.9) 47 −7.9 (0.6) 0.58
% Weight change
 3 Months 51 −6.6 (0.6) 48 −6.1 (0.6) 0.53
 6 Months 50 −9.4 (0.9) 47 −8.9 (0.7) 0.63
Waist circumference, cm a
 Baseline 51 109.9 (1.2) 49 111.5 (1.6) 0.42
 3 Months 51 101.7 (1.3) 48 104.6 (1.6) 0.16
 6 Months 50 98.9 (1.4) 47 100.7 (1.5) 0.39
  1. a Body weight, body mass index, and waist circumference showed a significant time effect compared with baseline, p < 0.001 for each variable, in both study groups at each follow-up point