Table 3.

Basal substrate metabolism

VariableEucaloric GroupHypocaloric Group
PreinterventionPostinterventionPreinterventionPostintervention
RQ0.81±0.010.77±0.02*0.84±0.020.81±0.01*
EE, kcal/day1,565±1301,460±1201,633±1101,621±78
Cox, mg·kg FFM−1·min−11.68±0.341.14±0.272.19±0.301.89±0.15
Fox, mg·kg FFM−1·min−11.18±0.131.29±0.140.86±0.111.19±0.09*
Pox, mg·kg FFM−1·min−10.62±0.130.88±0.090.85±0.190.64±0.10
  • Values are means ± SE. The study groups are as described in Table 1. RQ, respiratory quotient; EE, energy expenditure; Cox, basal carbohydrate oxidation; Fox, basal fat oxidation; Pox, basal protein oxidation.

  • * Significant differences from baseline, *P < 0.05. No group × time interactions were found (P > 0.05).