Table 4

Distribution of participating women according to change in the testosterone:SHBGa ratio from baseline to the end of the dietary intervention

IncreasedDecreased byTotal
1–33%>33%
Control group2024649
Intervention group2212750
Intervention group by weight reduction
4.5 kg or more (average, 5.8)41418
3.4–4.4 kg (average, 4)7916
3 kg or less (average, 2.2)210416
  • a SHBG, sex hormone-binding globulin.