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Table 4 Mean fat mass and fat-free mass increase (g/day) during the study period

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 increase (g/day) Enrolment-2 months 17.2 ± 5.6 16.5 ± 5.5 17.1 ± 5.0 ns
2–4 months 11.5 ± 6.5 10.7 ± 5.5 12.4 ± 8.2 ns
Enrolment-4 months 13.3 ± 4.1 12.7 ± 3.1 13.7 ± 3.4 ns
Fat-free mass increase (g/day) Enrolment-2 months 24.6 ± 5.5 29.3 ± 15.3 21.1 ± 7.2 b: 0.001
2–4 months 14.0 ± 6.5 14.3 ± 5.6 13.9 ± 9.3 ns
Enrolment- 4 months 19.0 ± 3.6 21.5 ± 8.0 16.5 ± 4.5 b: 0.001
  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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