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Table 3 The table shows Body fat (%) values for the groups “eating as recommended” and “not eating as recommended” divided by sex, for three of the seven food groups. Significance level was set to P < 0.05, n.s. = not significant

From: Insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and body fat (%) are associated to low intake of fruit and vegetables in Swedish, young adults: the cross-sectional lifestyle, biomarkers and atherosclerosis study

Group Food type Body fat (%) Body fat (%) P value
   Women eating as recommended Women not eating as recommended  
2 Fish and seafood 26.4 28.3 P < 0.05
3 Fruit and vegetables 26.5 28.4 P < 0.05
6 Sweets 28.0 28.1 n.s.
   Men eating as recommended Men not eating as recommended  
2 Fish and seafood 14.2 14.9 n.s.
3 Fruit and vegetables 12.4 15.1 P < 0.05
6 Sweets 15.0 14.7 n.s.
  1. Clarification: The group named “sweets” includes candy, buns, soft drinks and French fries