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Table 1 Training group and control changes at baseline versus 16 weeks (n=22)

From: Cardiac performance, biomarkers and gene expression studies in previously sedentary men participating in half-marathon training

  Training group Control group  
Variable Baseline (M±SD) Peak (M±SD) P value* Baseline (M±SD) Peak (M±SD) P value* P value**
Weight 196.76±28.40 192.85±27.60 0.08 188.31±26.11 190.11±26.41 .064 0.316
Heart rate 76.71±12.41 67.60±11.76 0.002 73.18±12.75 76.05±15.99 .357 0.363
Systolic BP (mmHg) 121.62±8.45 114.30±9.23 0.0001 116.67±9.86 113.36±7.26 .133 0.088
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 80.05±9.70 73.15±8.20 0.007 75.67±8.46 77.14±5.20 .542 0.127
Relative VO2 max 37.06±7.12 42.02±8.81 0.00004 38.83±5.03 39.02±6.74 .813 0.35
Body fat (%) 29.51±8.33 28.18±8.86 0.044 26.84±6.84 27.45±6.87 .116 0.256
HDL 46.71±9.61 43.10±6.37 0.055 49.59±7.87 47.05±9.15 .183 0.288
LDL 107.05±25.64 103.80±28.03 0.44 100.23±22.39 105.86±20.61 .087 0.358
Triglycerides 119.90±59.41 116.35±72.01 0.997 85.05±38.84 77.68±40.87 .294 0.03
CRP 1.92±2.66 1.64±1.92 0.752 0.84±0.66 1.03±0.83 .269 0.084
Troponin T <0.01 <0.01 0.333 <0.01 <0.01 .333 1
  1. *Difference in variable measures between baseline and peak. **Difference at baseline between Training and Control groups.