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Table 1 Anthropometric and fitness characteristics of the participants at the beginning of the study. Data are presented as mean±SD

From: The effect of probiotic supplementation on performance, inflammatory markers and gastro‐intestinal symptoms in elite road cyclists

  All Participants (N=27) Experimental (N=11) Control (N=16) p value*
Age, y 28.3±5.6 25.9±4.6 29.5±6.2 0.12
Weight, kg 71.7±7.3 71.3±8.9 72.0±6.2) 0.82
Height, cm 176.4±5.2 178.1±5.5 175.1±4.8 0.14
BMI, kg/m2 23.2±2.2 22.6±2.7 23.5±1.9 0.33
Body fat, % 13.8±3.7 12.1±4.3 14.9±2.8* 0.05*
Weekly training, h 13.4±4.4 13.3±4.9 13.5±3.9 0.91
  1. * p<0.05 Experimental vs. Control group (2-tailed independent t test)