Table 3. Correlations between % changes in ACE activity, FFA and RBP4 concentrations (T3–T1) with weight regain (%) during follow‐up (T4–T3)
Whole group (n = 56)LCD (n = 29)VLCD (n = 27)Women (n = 30)Men (n = 26)
Correlation weight regain changes T4–T3 (%) with:
FFA change T3–T1 (%) r
P‐value
−0.274
0.0471
0.044
0.826
−0.565
0.0031
−0.184
0.359
−0.313
0.120
RBP4 change T3–T1 (%) r
P‐value
0.357
0.0081
0.421
0.0261
0.302
0.134
0.396
0.0371
0.376
0.058
ACE activity change T3–T1 (%) r
P‐value
−0.299
0.0301
−0.444
0.0201
−0.119
0.564
−0.184
0.359
−0.492
0.0131
  • 1Indicates significant correlation at < 0.05 level. WL, weight loss; WS, weight stable; LCD, low‐calorie diet; VLCD, very‐low‐calorie diet; ACE, angiotensin converting enzyme; RBP4, retinol‐binding protein 4.