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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of subjects

From: Resistance training decreases 24-hour blood pressure in women with metabolic syndrome

  MetS Without MetS P value
  (n = 9) (n = 8)  
Anthropometric parameters
Age (years) 37.0 ± 8.7 35.1 ± 7.2 0.98
Body Mass (kg) 77.3 ± 9.7* 58.2 ± 6.2 0.002
Height (m) 1.60 ± 0.08 1.59 ± 0.05 0.51
Neck Circumference (cm) 35.7 ± 1.5* 33.1 ± 1.7 0.002
Waist Circumference (cm) 90.9 ± 9.2* 79.0 ± 8.7 0.009
Hip Circumference (cm) 107.1 ± 7.7* 98.0 ± 6.3 0.01
Body composition parameters
Body Mass Index (kg · m-2) 30.3 ± 4.2* 24.2 ± 2.5 0.001
Body Fat (%) 37.1 ± 3.1* 28.3 ± 3.9 <0.001
Fat Body Mass (kg) 28.9 ± 5.6* 16.6 ± 3.0 0.02
Lean Body Mass (kg) 48.7 ± 6.0* 41.6 ± 4.1 0.02
Biochemical Parameters
Blood Glucose (mg · dL) 95.2 ± 22.2 85.6 ± 4.5 0.33
Triglycerides (mg · dL)† 115.0 ± 37.4* 62.7 ± 20.8 0.006
HDL-C (mg · dL) 41.2 ± 8.5* 59.0 ± 12.3 0.05
Z-Score MetS 1.36 ± 0.13* 1.16 ± 0.06 0.001
Hemodynamic variables    
Systolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 131.8 ± 16.1* 108.6 ± 6.2 0.002
Diastolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 84.1 ± 11.3* 74.0 ± 6.1 0.03
Mean Blood Pressure (mmHg) 100.1 ± 11.9* 85.5 ± 4.8 0.005
Heart Rate (bpm) 81.4 ± 16.9 76.0 ± 14.3 0.33
  1. The data are presented as mean ± SD. *Significantly different between groups; Values expressed as median; HDL high density lipoprotein, MetS metabolic syndrome.