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Table 4 Effect of Curcuma longa extract (CLE) on body weight and body mass indexa

From: Curcuma longa extract improves serum inflammatory markers and mental health in healthy participants who are overweight: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

  Change from baseline Repeated measures 2-way ANOVA
Week 4 Week 8 Week 12 Group Time Interaction
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Body weight, kg
 Placebo 0.31 0.72 0.52 0.93 0.65 0.86 0.009 0.037 0.583
 CLE −0.18* 1.08 −0.04* 1.18 −0.03* 1.49
BMI, kg/m2
 Placebo 0.12 0.28 0.20 0.38 0.26 0.33 0.007 0.023 0.520
 CLE −0.08* 0.41 −0.02* 0.46 −0.02* 0.57
  1. BMI body mass index
  2. aValues represent the means and standard deviations for n = 40 (placebo group) or n = 39 (CLE group). *p < 0.05: Significant difference from the placebo group assessed by repeated measures two-way ANOVA, followed by the two-tailed unpaired Student’s t test when variance was homogeneous or the Aspin-Welch t test when variance was heterogeneous