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
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.