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An Open-Label Pilot Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Virgin Coconut Oil in Reducing Visceral Adiposity

Table 2

Comparison of anthropometric measurements and lipid profile values for the 20 obese volunteers at week one and week six of study.

ParametersWeek one mean (SD)Week six mean (SD)Mean difference (SD)95% Confidence interval 𝑃 value

Weight (kg)82.77 (21.44)82.53 (21.78)0.23 (1.08)βˆ’0.27, 0.73.35
Body mass index (kg/m2)32.51 (5.65)32.40 (5.69)0.10 (0.68)βˆ’0.22, 0.42.51
Waist circumference (cm)102.64 (12.56)99.78 (12.56)2.87 (4.95)0.55, 5.18.02*
Waist-Hip Ratio0.92 (0.05)0.91 (0.07)0.02 (0.05)βˆ’0.01, 0.04.13
Body fat percentage (%)39.91 (7.16)39.31 (6.51)0.60 (2.87)βˆ’0.74, 1.94.36
Fat mass (kg)33.33 (12.64)32.78 (12.01)0.54 (2.72)βˆ’0.73, 1.82.38
Fat-free mass (kg)49.20 (12.26)49.77 (12.28)βˆ’0.58 (2.75)βˆ’1.86, 0.71.36
Triglyceride (mmol/L)1.36 (0.61)1.22 (0.41)0.14 (0.56)βˆ’0.12, 0.40.28
Total Cholesterol (mmol/L)5.46 (0.85)5.35 (0.68)0.11 (0.74)βˆ’0.24, 0.45.53
LDL (mmol/L)3.33 (0.88)3.25 (0.83)0.08 (0.91)βˆ’0.35, 0.51.70
HDL (mmol/L)1.52 (0.41)1.55 (0.41)βˆ’0.03 (0.51)βˆ’0.27, 0.21.79

* 𝑃 value is significant when 𝑃 < . 0 5 , SD = standard deviation.

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