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

Table 3

Comparison of mean differences in anthropometric measurements and lipid profile values in 7 males and 13 females after VCO consumption.

ParametersMale ( 𝑛 = 7 )Female ( 𝑛 = 1 3 )
Mean difference (SD)95% Confidence interval 𝑃 valueMean difference (SD)95% Confidence interval 𝑃 value

Weight (kg)0.54 (1.38)βˆ’0.73, 1.82.340.06 (0.89)βˆ’0.48, 0.60.81
Body mass index (kg/m2)0.24 (0.55)βˆ’0.27, 0.74.290.03 (0.75)βˆ’0.42, 0.48.89
Waist circumference (cm)2.61 (2.17)0.61, 4.62.02*3.00 (6.03)βˆ’0.64, 6.64.10
Waist-Hip Ratio0.02 (0.03)βˆ’0.01, 0.05.140.02 (0.06)βˆ’0.02, 0.05.32
Body fat percentage (%)0.17 (1.50)βˆ’1.22, 1.56.770.83 (3.42)βˆ’1.24, 2.90.40
Fat mass (kg)0.07 (1.47)βˆ’1.28, 1.43.900.80 (3.23)βˆ’1.15, 2.75.39
Fat-free mass (kg)0.09 (1.49)βˆ’1.29, 1.46.88βˆ’0.93 (3.24)βˆ’2.89, 1.02.32
Triglyceride (mmol/L)0.38 (0.79)βˆ’0.35, 1.11.250.01 (0.36)βˆ’0.21, 0.23.91
Total Cholesterol (mmol/L)βˆ’0.08 (0.61)βˆ’0.65, 0.49.740.21 (0.81)βˆ’0.28, 0.69.37
LDL (mmol/L)βˆ’0.12 (0.37)βˆ’0.47, 0.22.270.19 (1.10)βˆ’0.47, 0.85.55
HDL (mmol/L)βˆ’0.13 (0.37)βˆ’0.39, 0.13.410.02 (0.60)βˆ’0.34, 0.38.90

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

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