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Table 3 Anthropometric and body composition parameters of the intervention groups that took martial arts. Values expressed as mean (±SD)

From: Effectiveness of martial arts exercise on anthropometric and body composition parameters of overweight and obese subjects: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Reference Baseline Follow-up
N BW BMI WC HC WHR FM (%) FM (kg) N BW BMI WC HC WHR FM (%) FM (kg)
Tsang et al. [30] 12 84.9 32.1 (6.7) 99.1 (17.9) NR NR 44.6 (6.6) 37.5 (15.0) 11 87.2 32.7 (7.8) 100.2 (19.3) NR NR 43.1 (7.6) 37.4 (15.7)
Beebe et al. [31] 16 88.6 (13.95) 33.7 (4.8) 105.6 (9.1) 121.04 (11.9) NR NR NR 13 86.3 (14.5)a 32.8 (5.0) 102.0 (10.4)a 118.7 (11.6) NR NR NR
Chen et al. [32] 56 NR 33.5 (4.8) NR NR NR NR NR 50 NR 31.3 (4.2)a NR NR NR NR NR
Chyu et al. [33] 23 96.1 (15.2) 36.14 (5.42) NR NR NR NR 45.06 (10.68) 16 96.1 (17.1) 35.74 (5.97) NR NR NR NR 44.05 (11.69)
Dechamps et al. [34] 11 95.9 (14.7) 37.4 (4.8) NR NR NR 48.5 (4.3) 46.6 (9) 11 92.5 (15.9) 36.0 (5.6) NR NR NR 45.6 (5.1)a 42.6 (9.5)a
Katkowski et al. [35] 14 90.0 (3.9) 34.3 (5.1) 106.8 (2.6) NR NR 34.9 (1.2) 43.0 (2.5) 14 87.7 (4.0)a NRa 103.6 (3.0)a NR NR 30.9 (1.4)a 41.0 (2.6)a
  1. a p < 0.05; N participants, BW body weight, BMI body mass index, WC waist circumference, HC hip circumference, WHR waist-to-hip ratio, FM fat mass, NR not reported, SD standard deviation