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Table 1 Demographic, biochemical and endothelial function variables in the fasted state across HIT and MCT groups at baseline

From: Exercise and postprandial lipemia: effects on vascular health in inactive adults

Characteristics HIT (n = 11) MCT (n = 9) P value
Sex, n (%)
 Male 8 (40.0) 5 (55.6) 0.898
 Female 3 (60.0) 4 (44.4) 0.916
Age, mean (sd), y 31.8 (7.8) 31.4 (6.4) 0.928
Biochemical parameters, mean (SD)
 Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 159.4 (47.4) 170.1 (41.8) 0.301
 High-density lipoprotein (mg/dL) 46.9 (9.6) 43.0 (14.1) 0.236
 Triglycerides (mg/dL) 100.4 (36.8) 134.1 (82.2) 0.118
 Glucose (mg/dL) 78.3 (5.6) 82.3 (13.7) 0.190
Vascular function parameters, mean (SD)
 Dbase, mm 3.0 (0.6) 2.7 (0.4) 0.157
 FMD, % 7.2 (3.3) 7.3 (5.6) 0.487
Dpeak mm 3.2 (0.5) 3.0 (0.5) 0.140
Ddiff 0.2 (0.5) 0.3 (0.4) 0.496
 FMDn, % 6.5 (2.9) 7.4 (5.7) 0.433
 PWV, m·s−1 6.7 (0.8) 7.1 (1.2) 0.204
 AIx (aortic), % 41.7 (10.4) 24.5 (32.7) 0.148
 AIx (brachial), % 16.5 (5.2) 25.1 (16.5) 0.152
 Pulse Pressure (mmHg) 45.3 (5.2) 44.6 (4.1) 0.931
 Central systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 99.6 (43.7) 108.0 (5.8) 0.493
 Pulmonary artery occlusion pressure (mmHg) 40.6 (6.8) 35.6 (3.9) 0.087
 Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 116.2 (6.5) 116.8 (5.1) 0.184
 Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 71.0 (8.7) 72.3 (7.0) 0.278
 Mean blood pressure (mmHg) 86.0 (7.6) 87.3 (6.0) 0.482
  1. HIT 4 × 4-min high -intensity interval training, MCT moderate-intensity continuous training, D diameter, FMD flow-mediated vasodilation, nFMD normalized flow-mediated vasodilation, PWV pulse wave velocity, AIx augmentation index