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Table 3 Body composition of the subjects at different times compared to the controls

From: Weight loss on stimulant medication: how does it affect body composition and bone metabolism? – A prospective longitudinal study

  Subjects DXA Controls
Baseline: n=29 (24 boys) n=241 (105 boys)
6 months: n=23 (19 boys)
36 months n=14 (12 boys)
LS mean Compared to DXA controls LS mean Comparator
Lean tissue (kg) Baseline 20.82 p=0.22 21.36  
6 months 20.79 p=0.14 21.51
36 months 20.00 p=0.007 21.72
BMC (kg) Baseline 1.053 p=0.04 1.001  
6 months 1.052 p=0.13 1.011
36 months 1.050 p=0.46 1.024
BMD (kg/m2) Baseline 0.891 p<0.0001 0.849  
6 months 0.889 p=0.0002 0.851
36 months 0.889 p=0.006 0.854
Total fat (kg) Baseline 6.28 p=0.24 5.55  
6 months 4.84 p=0.25 5.62
36 months 5.35 p=0.69 5.71
Central/total fat Baseline 0.421 p<0.0001 0.349  
6 months 0.390 p=0.0009 0.350
36 months 0.383 p=0.047 0.352
  1. LS Mean: Least squares mean and p values compared to DXA controls using general linear model controlling for effects of age, sex and height.
  2. DXA: Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.
  3. Statistically significant p-values are given in bold type.