Table 3 VE and VE/VCO at rest and during the exercise in examined groups. Data are means (±SD).
VE (L·min-1) VE/VCO2 (L·min-1)
Obese (n=42) Normal weight (n=19) p Obese (n=42) Normal weight (n=19) p
At rest 8.5 (2.0) 7.3 (1.3) <0.05 32.2 (3.9) 32.1 (4.4) NS
25W 17.3 (3.3) 14.7 (2.1) <0.05 30.0 (4.1) 29.8 (3.2) NS
At VT 19.9 (4.2) 18.1 (5.0) NS 29.2 (3.5) 28.4 (3.6) NS
Peak 53.2 (11.4) 49.4 (10.0) NS 30.4 (4.0) 30.7 (4.1) NS