Table 3: Change in metabolic factorsb following rapid weight loss among 40 obese adults with the metabolic syndrome (values are expressed as means ± SE).

Metabolic factorsBaselineFinalChangePercent change

Weight (kg) <0.001
Waist (in) <0.001
BMI (kg/m2) <0.001
SBP (mmHg) <0.001
DBP (mmHg) 0.001
Glucosea (mg/dL) 0.004
Insulina (mU/L) <0.001
HOMA-IRa <0.001
Triglyceridesa (mg/dL) <0.001
HDL (mg/dL) <0.001
LDL (mg/dL) 0.041
Total cholesterola (mg/dL) <0.001
ox-LDL (U/L) <0.001
MPOa (pM) 0.354
Lp-PLA2 activity (nmol/mL/min) 0.024

value calculated using Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed-rank tests; all others using paired -tests.
bBased on data from visit 3. Missing data was filled in by applying the multiple imputation methods.