Table 1: Characteristics of included studies.a

Authors
Year
Main outcome (s)Main diagnoses of participantsRandomisation appropriate?Allocation concealed?Groups similar at baseline?Similar follow-up of groups?Outcome assessor blinded?Care provider blinded?Patients blinded? Attrition bias?ITT analysis?Jadad Score

Hayamizu et al. 2001 [24]Visceral fat, BW indicesOverweight subjects ? ? + + ? ? ? 2
Hayamizu et al. 2003 [4]Visceral fat, BW indicesOverweight subjects + ? + + ? ? ? ? 3
Heymsfield et al. 1998 [25]BW, fat massOverweight subjects + ? + + ? ? ? ? + 5
Kovacs et al. 2001 [26]Satiety, food intake, BWNormal to moderately obese subjects ? ? ? + ? ? ? 3
Kovacs et al. 2001 [27]Satiety, food intake, BWNormal to moderately obese subjects ? ? ? + ? ? ? 3
Mattes and Bormann 2000 [5]Satiety, body compositionOverweight subjects ? ? + + ? ? ? ? 2
Preuss et al. 2002 [28]BW, BMI, appetiteModerately obese subjects ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 2
Preuss et al. 2004 [29]BW, BMI, lipid profile, appetiteHealthy, obese volunteers + ? + + ? ? ? ? 3
Preuss et al. 2004 [6]BW, BMI, lipid profile, appetiteHealthy, obese volunteers + ? ? + ? ? ? ? 4
Ramos et al. 1995 [30]BW, BMI, lipidsObese subjects ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 2
Roongpisu-thipong et al. 2007 [2]BW, BMI, BP, waist-hip ratioHealthy, overweight volunteers ? ? + + ? ? ? ? 2
Thom 1996 [31]BW, BP, total cho-sterol, appetiteObese subjects ? ? ? ?? ????2

aQuality assessment checklist adapted from The CONSORT Statement and Jadad criteria [1012].