Table 1

Patient Characteristics Following the Trained and Untrained Periodslegend legend

UntrainedTrained
Plasma lipids (mmol·l−1)
 Total cholesterol4.6 ± 0.24.6 ± 0.2
 LDL-cholesterol2.4 ± 0.22.5 ± 0.2
 HDL-cholesterol1.0 ± 0.11.1 ± 0.1
 Triglycerides2.7 ± 0.42.2 ± 0.3
Glycated hemoglobin (%)8.5 ± 0.47.9 ± 0.3
Fasting blood glucose (mmol·l−1)12.0 ± 0.59.8 ± 0.5
MAP (mm Hg)102 ± 3104 ± 2
Resting HR (beats/min−1)70 ± 366 ± 3
  • legend Values are means ± SE. Exercise training significantly decreased glycated hemoglobin, fasting blood glucose and resting heart rate (

  • p < 0.05). No significant differences were evident for other variables.

  • legend HDL = high density lipopiotein; HR = heart rate; LDL = low density lipoprotein; MAP = mean arterial pressure.