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Table 2 Anthropometric parameters of the subjects at baseline, day 45 and day 90 of the study

From: An evaluation of the hypolipidemic effect of an extract of Hibiscus Sabdariffa leaves in hyperlipidemic Indians: a double blind, placebo controlled trial

Parameter Baseline Day 45 Day 90 F value P value
Body weight (kg)      
Experimental 63.4 ± 8.7 63.0 ± 8.7 62.6 ± 8.6* 0.17 0.84
Placebo 68.4 ± 9.7 67.8 ± 9.4 67.6 ± 9.4*   
Body mass index (kg/m 2 )      
Experimental 25.2 ± 3.3 24.9 ± 3.3 24.8 ± 3.2* 0.27 0.73
Placebo 26.3 ± 2.8 26.0 ± 2.8 25.9 ± 3.0*   
Mid arm circumference (cm)      
Experimental 29.8 ± 3.1 29.9 ± 3.0 30.0 ± 3.4 1.8 0.16
Placebo 30.4 ± 3.1 30.9 ± 4.9 29.9 ± 3.6   
Waist circumference (cm)      
Experimental 87.3 ± 8.6 87.3 ± 8.7 87.2 ± 8.5 1.58 0.21
Placebo 91.9 ± 7.0 91.3 ± 6.4 91.6 ± 6.6   
Hip circumference(cm)      
Experimental 96.6 ± 6.5 96.6 ± 6.0 96.3 ± 5.9 0.43 0.65
Placebo 97.8 ± 7.1 97.7 ± 6.6 97.7 ± 6.4   
Percent Fat (%) #      
Experimental 24.8 ± 7.2 23.4 ± 5.9 23.4 ± 5.9 2.7 0.07
Placebo 24.0 ± 7.2 24.3 ± 7.6 24.7 ± 7.9   
  1. Mean ± SD; # - Calculated from the sum of four skinfold measurements and applying the formulae of Durnin and Womersley (1974). n = 29 in placebo & n = 28 in experimental group
  2. No significant interaction between time points and group (repeated measure ANOVA with group as between subject factor). *-Significant difference observed between time points within each group (repeated measure ANOVA)