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Table 1 Body composition and anthropometric measures for CONT, StructEx and PBPA at baseline, 4 weeks, 12 weeks and 24 weeks. Values are mean ± SD

From: Points-based physical activity: a novel approach to facilitate changes in body composition in inactive women with overweight and obesity

  CONT StructEx PBPA
Base 4 weeks 12 weeks 24 weeks Base 4 weeks 12 weeks 24 weeks Base 4 weeks 12 weeks 24 weeks
WBFM (kg) * L 30.6 ± 8.1 30.3 ± 7.9 30.5 ± 8.5 30.8 ± 7.7 33.7 ± 6.3 33.6 ± 6.1 33.2 ± 6.2 33.0 ± 6.9 31.7 ± 6.7 31.2 ± 6.3 30.3 ± 6.1 29.4 ± 6.7
WBLM (kg) † L 43.4 ± 4.6 43.8 ± 4.8 43.7 ± 4.4 44.2 ± 4.2 46.1 ± 4.0 46.3 ± 4.4 46.5 ± 4.6 46.2 ± 5.3 44.4 ± 5.3 44.4 ± 4.8 44.3 ± 4.6 43.8 ± 5.0
VAT (cm2) 486 ± 238 458 ± 227 477 ± 245 517 ± 246 679 ± 208 669 ± 198 654 ± 205 665 ± 207 543 ± 195 517 ± 166 497 ± 172 489 ± 184
Android fat
(kg) † M
2.30 ± 0.79 2.20 ± 0.78 2.28 ± 0.83 2.39 ± 0.85 2.88 ± 0.78 2.85 ± 0.73d 2.83 ± 0.79 2.80 ± 0.84 2.47 ± 0.76 2.36 ± 0.67 2.27 ± 0.64a 2.19 ± 0.74a,e
Body weight
(kg) † M
76.9 ± 10.9 75.9 ± 11.3 76.2 ± 11.4 76.5 ± 10.9 81.0 ± 9.4 81.1 ± 9.6 80.6 ± 9.7 80.5 ± 11.2 77.5 ± 9.3 76.7 ± 8.5 75.8 ± 8.0 74.2 ± 8.7a,b
Waist circ. (cm) 79.5 ± 11.6 80.9 ± 8.5 81.4 ± 9.5 81.5 ± 8.9 88.8 ± 7.0d 88.8 ± 8.1 87.4 ± 7.6 88.0 ± 9.0 83.6 ± 7.6 83.0 ± 7.0 82.1 ± 6.4 80.8 ± 6.9
Waist:hip
ratio
0.74 ± 0.09 0.78 ± 0.08 0.75 ± 0.07 0.76 ± 0.06 0.82 ± 0.04d 0.82 ± 0.05 0.82 ± 0.05 0.82 ± 0.05 0.78 ± 0.06 0.78 ± 0.06 0.78 ± 0.06 0.78 ± 0.06
  1. WBFM whole body fat mass, WBLM whole body lean mass, VAT visceral adipose tissue
  2. †, significant interaction; *, significant time main effect. S, small effect, 0.01; M, medium effect, 0.06; L, large effect, 0.14
  3. a, significantly different from baseline; b, significantly different from 4 weeks; c, significantly different from 12 weeks; d, significantly different from CONT group; e, significantly different to StructEx
  4. Effect sizes and significance are not shown for VAT, waist circumference and waist:hip ratio due to significant differences at baseline