Table 6

Ancova analysis. Dietary differences between fasters and controls among pre and end-fasting periods based on the 24 h dietary record.

Pre-fasting

End-fasting

Difference

p-value


Mean ± SE


Energy (kcal)

Fa

1788 ± 74

1596 ± 64

-182 ± 67

0.002

Ca

1906 ± 75

2043 ± 65

137 ± 69

Total fat (% of total energy intake)

F

38.3 ± 0.8

31.8 ± 1.1

-6.6 ± 1.1

<0.001

C

38.7 ± 0.8

39.1 ± 1.1

0.4 ± 1.1

Carbohydrates (% of total energy intake)

F

48.8 ± 1.1

59.8 ± 1.2

11.0 ± 1.3

<0.001

C

45.5 ± 1.1

44.6 ± 1.3

-0.8 ± 1.3

Protein (% of total energy intake)

F

13.8 ± 0.4

10.0 ± 0.4

-3.8 ± 0.6

<0.001

C

14.3 ± 0.4

14.4 ± 0.4

0.1 ± 0.6

Fiber (g per 1000 kcal)

F

11.5 ± 0.5

16.5 ± 0.5

5.0 ± 0.6

<0.001

C

9.2 ± 0.5

9.5 ± 0.5

0.3 ± 0.6


a. a. F = Fasters (n = 58), C = Controls (n = 56) The results were adjusted for sex, age and pre-BMI. In the analysis were included the subjects that had completed the 24 h dietary record in all 6 measurements.

Sarri et al. BMC Public Health 2003 3:16   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-3-16

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