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Table 1 Weight reduction and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) data for the dogs that achieved target weight reduction

From: The effect of obesity and subsequent weight reduction on cardiac structure and function in dogs

Variable Before weight reduction After weight reduction P value r value
Median (IQR) Median (IQR)
Weight (kg) 19.7 (11.55–36.07) 15.40 (8.22–25.85) 0.003 0.884
BCS (/9) 8 (7–8) 5 (4–5) 0.004 0.895
Body fat (%) 40.36 (37.52–48.27) 25.63 (21.9–33.11) 0.004 0.847
Body fat (g) 8224 (4657–14,514) 4518 (2106–8164) 0.004 0.885
Lean mass (g) 12,849 (6084–18,505) 11,961 (5109–16,991) 0.083 0.402
BMC (g) 637 (253–1182) 594 (209–893) 0.004 0.885
  1. BCS Body condition score, BMC Bone mineral content, IQR Interquartile range