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Table 4 Anthropometric parameters of the Yerba Mate and placebo groups at 0, 6 and 12 weeks

From: Anti-obesity effects of Yerba Mate (Ilex Paraguariensis): a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial

  Yerba Mate (n = 15) Placebo (n = 15) P value1)
  0 weeks 6 weeks 12 weeks P value 1) 0 weeks 6 weeks 12 weeks P value1)
Height (cm) 160.9 ± 7.0 160.6 ± 7.1 160.6 ± 7.1 - 158.4 ± 7.6 158.5 ± 8.2 159.3 ± 8.0 - -
Weight (kg) 74.5 ± 9.8 73.5 ± 9.2 73.8 ± 9.0 0.742 68.6 ± 9.9 70.8 ± 10.1 71.4 ± 9.5 0.472 0.387
Waist circumference (cm) 92.9 ± 6.2 90.8 ± 4.9 91.3 ± 5.1 0.170 90.1 ± 7.3 91.1 ± 7.8 91.9 ± 8.0 0.529 0.113
Hip circumference (cm) 100.1 ± 4.4 100.2 ± 4.0 100.9 ± 4.4 0.086 97.8 ± 5.0 98.5 ± 5.1 99.0 ± 5.3 0.971 0.478
Waist-hip ratio 0.93 ± 0.05 0.91 ± 0.04 0.91 ± 0.04 0.003 0.92 ± 0.04 0.92 ± 0.04 0.93 ± 0.04 0.511 0.005
Arm circumference (cm) 33.4 ± 2.4 33.0 ± 2.3 33.0 ± 2.0 0.394 31.8 ± 2.4 32.3 ± 3.2 32.5 ± 2.6 0.869 0.489
Thigh circumference (cm) 53.8 ± 4.2 53.5 ± 4.5 53.5 ± 4.5 0.900 51.2 ± 3.8 52.0 ± 3.9 52.3 ± 3.9 0.535 0.495
  1. Values are presented as the mean ± S.D
  2. 1) Analyzed by repeated measures ANOVA. Statistically significant compared to the placebo group
  3. 0 vs. 6 weeks: waist-hip ratio, P = 0.004
  4. 0 vs. 12 weeks: waist-hip ratio, P = 0.002