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Research Article

Retrospective Long-Term Comparison of Naturopathic Fasting Therapy and Weight Reduction Diet in Overweight Patients

Table 2

Demographic and biometric characteristics of the study patients.

Fasting
patients
Weight reduction diet patients

Living situation
 Living in partnership66%66%
 Single25%21%
 Living in partnership with children8%9%
 Living with children alone1%4%
Highest graduation
 Elementary school69%74%
 Secondary school21%13%
 University-entrance diploma 10%13%
Working status
 Employed21%28%
 Housewives/unemployed12%6%
 Pensioner67%66%
Gender
 Female84%77%
 Male16%23%
BMI30.8 ± 4.6 kg/m²31.6 ± 4.7 kg/m²

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