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Table 7 Body weight decrease following the treatment with polyglucosamine and orlistat

From: Randomised, double-blind, clinical investigation to compare orlistat 60 milligram and a customized polyglucosamine, two treatment methods for the management of overweight and obesity

Decrease in body weight [kg] N Average ± standard-deviation(SD) Mini- mum Maxi- mum Cut off 5% decrease [N] Cut off 5% decrease [%]
Total (PP) 58 5.7 ± 2.85 0.3 13.0 36 62.1
Group polyglucosamine 27 6.7 ± 3.14 0.3 13.0 19 70.4
Group orlistat 31 4.8 ± 2.24 1.5 11.9 17 54.8
P t value 0.008 Chi square p > 0.05
Total (ITT) 64 5.4 ± 3.05 -0.9 13.0 37 57.8
Group polyglucosamine 32 6.2 ± 3.46 -0.9 13.0 21 65.6
Group orlistat 32 4.6 ± 2.36 0.0 11.9 16 50.0
Pt value 0.033 Chi square p > 0.05