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Table 8 Analysis of the difference in relative volume changes (%) at MI t1 and t2 compared to start between F/NF for total, lean and adipose tissue compartments

From: Characteristics, changes and influence of body composition during a 4486 km transcontinental ultramarathon: results from the Transeurope Footrace mobile whole body MRI-project

  t1 versus t0: nF= 11, nNF= 9 t2 versus t0: nF= 11, nNF= 7
  Mean diff. of relative changes (%) P value (ITT) Mean diff. of relative changes (%) P value (ITT)
TV 0.47 0.608 −1.49 0.306
TSV 0.41 0.690 −2.06 0.190
TVV 0.69 0.640 1.35 0.410
TLT 1.09 0332 −0.18 0.913
SLT 1.34 0.319 −0.21 0.917
VLT 0.07 0.923 −0.24 0.545
TAT −4.86 0.086 −9.52 0.078
SAST −6.93 0.031 a −14.27 0.046 a
VAT −8.92 0.191 −8.88 0.276
  1. amean differences between finishers and non-finishers are significant. F, finishers; ITT, t-test for independent samples; measurement interval; NF, non-finishers; SAST, somatic adipose soft tissue; SLT, somatic lean tissue; t0, at start of TEFR09; t1,stage 5 to 12 (317 to 789 km); t2, stage 15 to 24 (1,003-1,635 km); TAT, total adipose tissue; TEFR09, Transeurope Footrace 2009; TLT, total lean tissue; TSV, total somatic volume; TV, total volume; TVV, total visceral volume; VAT, visceral adipose tissue; VLT, visceral lean tissue.
  2. Bold numbers mark significant P-values.