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Table 1 Body Composition and anthropometric profile of obese adolescents submitted to a multidisciplinary long-term lifestyle therapy.

From: Quality of life in Brazilian obese adolescents: effects of a long-term multidisciplinary lifestyle therapy

Variable Obese Girls Obese Boys
  Baseline Short-term Long-term Baseline Short-term Long-term
Age (y) 16.56 ± 1.99 16.56 ± 1.99 16.56 ± 1.99 16.20 ± 2.09c 16.20 ± 2.09c 16.20 ± 2.09c
Height (m) 1.62 ± 0.05 1.62 ± 0.07 1.63 ± 0.10 1.72 ± 0.07c 1.72 ± 0.08c 1.74 ± 0.11c
Body Mass (kg) 94.45 ± 13.14 89.40 ± 13.01a 86.74 ± 12.73a 105.69 ± 9.72 89.40 ± 9.72ac 86.74 ± 11.31ac
BMI (kg/m2) 35.52 ± 4.19 33.47 ± 4.05a 32.59 ± 4.50a 35.78 ± 4.25 33.21 ± 4.38a 32.04 ± 5.20a
FFM (kg) 51.71 ± 5.65 49.83 ± 5.57 51.67 ± 5.45 66.67 ± 8.69c 63.69 ± 4.92c 64.70 ± 6.71c
Fat mass (kg) 41.91 ± 9.41 38.58 ± 9.36 35.35 ± 9.32ab 38.50 ± 10.05 32.79 ± 9.33ac 27.86 ± 11.03ac
  1. ANOVA for repeated measurements followed by Tukey post-hoc test, p ≤ 0.05. a vs baseline; b vs short- term; c vs girls. BMI- Body Mass Index; FFM: Free Fat Mass