Table 4 .
Obese (n=19)
Parameters Normal weight (n=19) Obese (n=42) significance obese vs control Before After significance before and after
LT [L·min-1] .94 (.15)# 1.11 (.21)* 0.01 1.12 (.21) 1.13 (.15) NS
LT/BM [mL·min·kg-1] 16.7 (3.2) 12.1 (2.4) 0.001 12.2 (2.3) 14.0 (1.7) 0.01
LT/FFM [mL·min·kg-1] 22.4 (4.1) 21.2 (4.1) NS 21.3 (3.9) 22.4 (2.8) NS
VT [L·min-1] .79 (.23) .88 (.18) 0.05 .89 (.17) .94 (.25) NS
VT/BM [mL·min·kg-1] 13.8 (.2) 9.6 (2.0) 0.001 9.7 (2.2) 11.5 (2.4) 0.01
VT/FFM [mL·min·kg-1] 18.4 (4.7) 16.9 (3.4) NS 17.0 (3.6) 18.4 (4.5) NS
LT/VO2 peak [%] 67.3 (12.4) 65.9 (11.2) NS 68.4 (13.1) 64.7 (9.9) NS
VT/VO2 peak [%] 53.8 (12.1) 53.7 (9.8) NS 54.9 (11.5) 52.5 (8.4) NS
* p < 0.001 LT vs VT in obese women
# p < 0.01 LT vs VT in normal weight women
† p < 0.001 LT vs VT in obese women before therapy
‡ p < 0.01 LT vs VT in obese women after therapy.
LT: lactate threshold; VT: ventilatory threshold; BM: body mass; FFM: fat free mass.