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Table 4 Effects of prior exercise and a high fat meal (HFM) on vascular function over time (mean ± SD; n 12)

From: Preceding exercise and postprandial hypertriglyceridemia: effects on lymphocyte cell DNA damage and vascular inflammation

  Trial Baseline Post 2 h Post-HFM 4 h Post-HFM 6 h Post-HFM
Systolic BP (mmHg) Exercise 126 ± 10 126 ± 10 129 ± 9* 126 ± 7 130 ± 6*
Control 127 ± 7 127 ± 7 131 ± 7* 131 ± 11 132 ± 6*
Diastolic BP (mmHg) Exercise 68 ± 6 70 ± 5 64 ± 7* 63 ± 5* 67 ± 6
Control 68 ± 5 71 ± 6 65 ± 5* 66 ± 6* 69 ± 6
Arterial Stiffness (m/s) Exercise 6.4 ± 0.7 6.2 ± 0.4 5.9 ± 0.5 5.9 ± 0.7* 5.8 ± 0.4*
Control 6.1 ± 0.7 6.1 ± 0.6 6.2 ± 0.7 5.9 ± 0.6* 5.9 ± 0.5*
Reflection Index (%) Exercise 68 ± 10 65 ± 11 60 ± 11* 61 ± 9 61 ± 11
Control 71 ± 10 75 ± 12 69 ± 9* 68 ± 10 69 ± 8
  1. * Main effect for time compared to baseline (p < 0.05; pooled exercise and control group data). BP, blood pressure