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Table 1 The characteristics of subjects at prior to dietary intervention

From: Comparison of low calorie high protein and low calorie standard protein diet on waist circumference of adults with visceral obesity and weight cycling

Variable High protein (n: 23) Standard protein (n: 25) P-value*
Age (year) 36.09 ± 9.13 31 (20–47) 0.04m
Gender (%)
 Male 4 (17%) 3 (12%) 0.69f
 Female 19 (83%) 22 (88%)
 Body mass index (kg/m2) 29.75 ± 3.51 29.74 ± 2.62 0.99t
 Waist circumference (cm) 96.00 ± 9.54 96.24 ± 6.92 0.93t
Number of weight cycling history (%)
 2–3 times 20 (87%) 18 (72%) 0.29f
 4–5 times 3 (13%) 7 (28%)
  1. * Significant value was set at P < 0.05
  2. mMann–Whitney U test
  3. fFisher’s Exact Test
  4. tIndependent samples t-test