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Table 2 Anthropometric and ergospirometric results of controls and athletes at the start and end of the study period

From: Serum and urinary concentrations of arsenic, beryllium, cadmium and lead after an aerobic training period of six months in aerobic athletes and sedentary people

   Time ANOVA (p)
Parameters   Baseline 6 months Group effect Time effect Group x Time interaction
Total Weight (Kg) CG (n = 26) 76.94 ± 11.07 77.62 ± 12.14 0.001 0.2 0.11
AG (n = 24) 65.55 ± 7.55 64.73 ± 7.83
∑6 Skinfold (mm) CG (n = 26) 62.76 ± 12.23 63.02 ± 13.05 0.001 0.08 0.13
AG (n = 24) 48.74 ± 11.17 46.59 ± 8.89
Rest HR (b/min) CG (n = 26) 65.12 ± 12.42 67.34 ± 11.71 0.001 0.13 0.21
AG (n = 24) 52.12 ± 12.42 49.87 ± 9.27
HR max (b/min) CG (n = 26) 196.33 ± 7.55 197.41 ± 8.01 0.42 0.51 0.72
AG (n = 24) 193.69 ± 7.85 194.30 ± 7.50
VO2 max (ml/kg/min) CG (n = 26) 45.72 ± 7.51 46.32 ± 8.16 0.001 0.2 0.31
AG (n = 24) 66.46 ± 10.12 67.94 ± 8.10
VE max (L/min) CG (n = 26) 98.66 ± 11.47 99.26 ± 16.63 0.001 0.42 0.25
AG (n = 24) 137.95 ± 55.34 129.00 ± 26.92
  1. CG Control group, AG Athletes’ group, HR Heart rate. VO2 Oxygen uptake, VE Pulmonary ventilation
  2. Values are presented as mean ± standard deviation