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Table 6 Ancova analysis. Dietary differences between fasters and controls among pre and end-fasting periods based on the 24 h dietary record.

From: Effects of Greek orthodox christian church fasting on serum lipids and obesity

   Pre-fasting End-fasting Difference p-value
   Mean ± SE  
Energy (kcal) Fa 1788 ± 74 1596 ± 64 -182 ± 67 0.002
  Ca 1906 ± 75 2043 ± 65 137 ± 69  
Total fat (% of total energy intake) F 38.3 ± 0.8 31.8 ± 1.1 -6.6 ± 1.1 <0.001
  C 38.7 ± 0.8 39.1 ± 1.1 0.4 ± 1.1  
Carbohydrates (% of total energy intake) F 48.8 ± 1.1 59.8 ± 1.2 11.0 ± 1.3 <0.001
  C 45.5 ± 1.1 44.6 ± 1.3 -0.8 ± 1.3  
Protein (% of total energy intake) F 13.8 ± 0.4 10.0 ± 0.4 -3.8 ± 0.6 <0.001
  C 14.3 ± 0.4 14.4 ± 0.4 0.1 ± 0.6  
Fiber (g per 1000 kcal) F 11.5 ± 0.5 16.5 ± 0.5 5.0 ± 0.6 <0.001
  C 9.2 ± 0.5 9.5 ± 0.5 0.3 ± 0.6  
  1. a. a. F = Fasters (n = 58), C = Controls (n = 56) The results were adjusted for sex, age and pre-BMI. In the analysis were included the subjects that had completed the 24 h dietary record in all 6 measurements.