Table 1

Baseline subject characteristics
Characteristic* Control (n = 39) AET (n = 23) SET (n = 40) P
Participants (female/male), n 39 (26/13) 23 (15/8) 40 (23/17) 0.675
Age, years 50 ± 7 49 ± 7 48 ± 7 0.370
BMI, kg/m2 24.5 ± 3.1 23.5 ± 3.5 24.9 ± 3.4 0.253
Body fat, % 24 ± 5 23 ± 4 23 ± 5 0.652
Vmax,, km/h 10.0 ± 1.5 10.3 ± 1.7 10.0 ± 1.4 0.921
Irisin,, ng/ml 188 ± 75 201 ± 52 196 ± 51 0.713
Insulin, mU/l2 4.8 ± 2.1 4.4 ± 2.3 5.2 ± 2.8 0.513
Cholesterol, mg/dl2 211 ± 38 221 ± 40 206 ± 43 0.375

AET, aerobic endurance training; BMI, body mass index; SET, strength endurance training; Vmax, maximum performance in the exercise test.

1Values are mean ± SD unless otherwise stated.

2SI conversion factors: to convert insulin to pmol/l, multiply values by 6.945; to convert cholesterol to mmol/L, multiply values by 0.0259.

Hecksteden et al.

Hecksteden et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:235   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-235

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