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Table 3 Body composition parameters of the enrolled infants

From: Clinical evaluation of two different protein content formulas fed to full-term healthy infants: a randomized controlled trial

   Formula A group Formula B group Breastfeeding group P
Fat mass (g) Enrolment 251.0 ± 132 258.1 ± 127 202.1 ± 119 ns
2 months 1185.0 ± 274 1122.8 ± 273 1137.1 ± 320 ns
4 months 1778.4 ± 454 1674.3 ± 357 1772.7 ± 413 ns
Fat mass (%) Enrolment 7.7 ± 3.6 8.2 ± 3.5 6.5 ± 3.2 ns
2 months 21.2 ± 3.8 21.3 ± 3.8 22.6 ± 4.1 ns
4 months 25.9 ± 4.0 25.2 ± 4.3 27.5 ± 4.3 ns
Fat-free mass (g) Enrolment 2844.3 ± 284 2798.4 ± 357 2765.9 ± 375 ns
2 months 4177.2 ± 422 4105.6 ± 423 3825.0 ± 414 b: 0.01
c: < 0.001
4 months 5014.8 ± 514 4952.0 ± 493 4565.4 ± 428 b: 0.002
c: < 0.001
Fat-free mass (%) Enrolment 92.0 ± 3.8 91.7 ± 3.7 93.4 ± 3.2 ns
2 months 78.1 ± 3.2 78.7 ± 3.8 77.4 ± 4.1 ns
4 months 74.1 ± 4.0 74.8 ± 4.3 72.2 ± 4.6 b: 0.033
  1. a: formula B group vs. formula A group
  2. b: formula B group vs. breastfeeding group
  3. c: formula A group vs. breastfeeding group
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