Figure 1 (A,B and C).:Body weight and bioelectrical impedance
During five weeks of hypocaloric diet subjects enrolled in the clinical trial were simultaneously administered a daily dose of 250 UI hCG
(group G1, N=36), or 500 UI (group G2, N=8).
A third group (Placebo) received an equivalent volume of saline solution (group P, N=26). Data was obtained at the beginning and weekly during the trial period
(records 0 to 5) for Body Weight (panel A) and four bioelectrical impedance assessments
(here it is only displayed details from Fat and Lean weights on panels B and C,
Data are expressed in kg, mean ± SD (bars at top).
Results were submitted a priori to MANOVA analysis.
When multivariate and univariate analyses were performed taking exclusively data from weeks 2 to 5, differences between groups were strongly attenuated
(see details in the text). The asterisks mark statistically significant differences between weekly records
(weeks 1 to 5), and the corresponding basal values determined in week 0 (analyzed a posteriori by Scheffé F
* p<0.05, ** p<0.0002, *** p<0.0005