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Table 2 Measurement changes (post-treatment minus pre-treatment) by different baseline

From: Effect of aerobic exercise training on cardiometabolic risk factors among professional athletes in the heaviest-weight class

Measurementsa Baseline BMI
<40 kg/m2, N = 33 ≥40 kg/m2, N = 16 P-values
Body fat percentage (%) 0.0009 ± 0.04 −0.05 ± 0.08 0.03
Abdominal fat ratio 0.0009 ± 0.04 −0.05 ± 0.08 0.03
Waist circumstance (cm) −0.35 ± 0.73 −0.51 ± 0.77 0.45
WHR 0.0009 ± 0.01 0.01 ± 0.01 0.65
SBP (mmHg) −1.82 ± 4.85 −7.56 ± 7.01 0.01
DBP (mmHg) −1.97 ± 4.33 −4.31 ± 4.85 0.09
TG (mmol/l) −0.89 ± 1.71 −0.58 ± 1.19 0.51
TC (mmol/l) −0.11 ± 0.27 −0.21 ± 0.17 0.18
HDL-C (mmol/l) 0.21 ± 0.38 0.21 ± 0.45 0.95
LDL-C (mmol/l) −0.18 ± 0.3 −0.29 ± 0.35 0.29
FPG (mmol/l) −0.44 ± 0.61 −0.76 ± 0.79 0.12
12-min running test (m) 309 ± 190 367 ± 218 0.35
Heart rate (beats/min) −4.3 ± 9.2 −11.8 ± 7.8 0.01
Blood lactate (mmol/l) −0.22 ± 0.65 −0.22 ± 0.59 0.98
  1. BMI classes among All 49 athletes
  2. aContinuous variables were presented as the means ± standard deviations; the P values were calculated by using t-test or Mann–Whitney U test