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Table 5 VO 2 , VCO 2 , VE and RQ during cycle ergometer tests

From: Low-protein vegetarian diet does not have a short-term effect on blood acid–base status but raises oxygen consumption during submaximal cycling

Work load (% of VO2max) VO2 (l/min) VCO2 (l/min) VE (l/min) RQ
ND LPVD ND LPVD ND LPVD ND LPVD
40 1.82 ± 0.21 2.03 ± 0.25* 1.60 ± 0.2 1.80 ± 0.2** 43.7 ± 5.2 47.7 ± 4.3 0.88 ± 0.03 0.89 ± 0.02
60 2.52 ± 0.33 2.86 ± 0.36*** 2.29 ± 0.3 2.59 ± 0.3*** 62.9 ± 10 70.7 ± 7.1** 0.91 ± 0.02 0.91 ± 0.03
80 3.54 ± 0.58 4.03 ± 0.50*** 3.48 ± 0.7 3.91 ± 0.3** 113 ± 30 130 ± 13 0.98 ± 0.05 0.98 ± 0.04
100 3.65 ± 0.65 3.87 ± 0.90 3.56 ± 0.8 3.62 ± 1.0 131 ± 27 130 ± 40 0.97 ± 0.1 0.95 ± 0.1
  1. ND= normal diet.
  2. LPVD= low-protein vegetarian diet.
  3. *= p<0.05; **= p<0.01; ***= p<0.001.
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