Table 1 Characteristics of normal weight and obese women and results of body weight reduction therapy. Data are means (±SD).
Obese (n=19)
Parameters Normal weight (n=19) Obese (n=42) Before After significance before and after
Body mass (BM) [kg] 57.4 (6.7) 92.1 (12.1)*** 92.7 (12.7)*** 81.7 (17.5)*** .001
BMI [kg·m-2] 21.2 (1.9) 33.6 (3.7)*** 33.8 (4.0)*** 29.8 (4.2)*** .001
Fat mass [kg] 15.1 (4.0) 39.7 (8.7)*** 40.1 (9.2)*** 30.9 (8.6)*** .001
Fat mass [%BM] 25.6 (4.8) 42.7 (3.9)*** 43.0 (3.9)*** 37.2 (4.6)*** .001
Fat free mass (FFM) [kg] 42.5 (4.4) 52.4 (4.5)*** 52.5 (4.5)*** 50.8 (4.8)*** .001
Fat free mass (FFM) [%BM] 74.4 (4.7) 57.3 (3.9)*** 57.0 (3.9)*** 62.7 (4.6)*** .001
LA rest [mmol/L] 1.47 ± 0.19) 1.84 (.51)*** 1.93 (.44)*** 1.47 (.37) .01
RQ at rest .84 (.05) .77 (.08)*** .78 (.09) * .79 (.08) * NS
RQ at VT .82 (.08) .78 (.08)** .77 (.08)* .78 (.06)* NS
Statistical significance vs Normal Weight group
* p < 0.05
** p < 0.01
*** p< 0.001