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Table 2 Peak exercise capacity, oxygen kinetics, and blood pressure

From: Acute vitamin C improves cardiac function, not exercise capacity, in adults with type 2 diabetes

  Control T2D
Baseline Vitamin C Baseline Vitamin C
VO2peak (ml/kg/min) 24.6 ± 1.4 24.9 ± 1.5 22.0 ± 0.7 21.6 ± 0.8
VO2peak (ml/min) 2244 ± 139 2267 ± 150 2129 ± 105 2111 ± 108
RERpeak 1.16 ± 0.02 1.16 ± 0.02 1.12 ± 0.01 1.11 ± 0.01
HRpeak 171 ± 3 171 ± 3 161 ± 4 160 ± 4
VO2 kinetics tau2 (s) 36.1 ± 3.5 35.9 ± 3.1 48.1 ± 3.8 45.9 ± 3.5
Systolic BP (rest) 123 ± 2 122 ± 2 119 ± 2 117 ± 2
Systolic BP (peak exercise) 193 ± 4# 185 ± 5# 188 ± 5# 190 ± 5#
Diastolic BP (rest) 81 ± 2 85 ± 2 80 ± 1 78 ± 2
Diastolic BP (peak exercise) 90 ± 3# 86 ± 3# 87 ± 2# 89 ± 2#
  1. Data are mean ± SEM
  2. Different from control (P < 0.03)
  3. #Different from rest (P < 0.001)