Table 7

Analysis of the difference of percentage volume (vol%) between F/NF at the start (t0) and MI (t1, t2) for total, lean and adipose tissue compartments
t0: nF = 12, nNF = 10 t1: nF = 12, nNF = 8 t2: nF = 12, nNF = 6
Mean difference of percentage volume (vol.%) P value (ITT) Mean difference of percentage volume (vol.%) P value (ITT) Mean difference of percentage volume (vol.%) P value (ITT)
TSV 1.52 0.005a 1.35 0.036a 1.07 0.182
TVV −1.52 0.005a 1.35 0.036a 1.07 0.182
TLT 4.04 0.031a 6.39 0.015a 5.05 0.088
SLT 4.16 0.014a 6.18 0.010a 4.65 0.058
VLT 0.032 0.953 0.21 0.707 0.39 0.604
TAT −5.47 0.031a −6.39 0.015a −5.04 0.088
SAST −4.21 0.080 −5.27 0.032a −3.64 0.184
VAT −1.60 0.006a −1.56 0.021a −1.46 0.060

amean differences between finishers and non-finishers are significant. t0: at start of TEFR09, t1: stage 5 to 12 (317–789 km), t2: stage 15 to 24 (1,003 to 1,635 km). F, finishers; ITT, t-test for independent samples; MI, magnetic imaging; NF, non-finishers; SAST, somatic adipose soft tissue; SLT, somatic lean tissue; TAT, total adipose tissue; TERF09, Transeurope Footrace 2009; TLT, total lean tissue; TSV, total somatic volume; TVV, total visceral volume; VAT, visceral adipose tissue; VLT, visceral lean tissue.

Bold numbers mark significant P-values.

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Schütz et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:122   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-122

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