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Table 2
- An increase of cereal intake as an approach to weight reduction in children is effective only when accompanied by nutrition education: a randomized controlled trial

Characteristics of subjects in experimental groups at baseline *†

  1 dose of RTEC
2 doses of RTEC
1 dose of RTEC + Nutrition education guide
Control

N
46
48
45
39
Males %
56.4
40.5
47.5
51.6
Females %
43.6
59.5
52.5
48.4
Age (m)
110.3 ± 19.7
109.3 ± 18.9
107.8 ± 18.8
110.1 ± 18.9
Anthropometry:
       
     Weight (Kg)
47.0 ± 12.9
47.7 ± 12.7
46.4 ± 12.2
48.2 ± 11.7
     Height (Cm)
139.2 ± 12.1
139.01 ± 9.4
138.2 ± 10.8
139.8 ± 11.4
     BMI (Kg/M2)
23.7 ± 3.3
24.3 ± 3.7
23.8 ± 3.1
24.3 ± 3.1
     Height for age (Z-score)
0.4 ± 0.8
0.5 ± 0.8
0.5 ± 0.9
0.6 ± 1.1
     Weight for age (Z-score)
2.1 ± 1.0
2.4 ± 1.4
2.2 ± 1.0
2.4 ± 1.0
     Weight for height (Z-score)
2.9 ± 1.1
3.0 ± 1.0
2.8 ± 0.7
3.0 ± 0.9
Blood lipids:
       
     N
27
36
34
32
     Total Cholesterol (mg/dL)
141.3 ± 31.3
140.6 ± 32.9
127.4 ± 23.3
138.8 ± 32.9
     Triglycerides (mg/dL)
108.6 ± 45.2
132.2 ± 46.4
130.2 ± 47.7
125.1 ± 45.1

* Values are means ± standard deviation unless otherwise is mentioned.

† No statistical significant difference among groups was found


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