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Table 4 Variations of VO2 max overtime in subjects classified according to tertiles of baseline VO2

From: Impact of a multidisciplinary intervention on physical fitness, physical activity habits and the association between aerobic fitness and components of metabolic syndrome in adults diagnosed with metabolic syndrome

  VO2 max (ml.kg-1.min−1)
All subjectsLow (n = 33)Medium (n = 32)High (n = 32)
Men (n = 97) Baseline38.1 ± 0.5a32.7 ± 0.3a37.8 ± 0.2a43.9 ± 0.6a
 3 months40.5 ± 0.6b34.6 ± 0.3b40.2 ± 0.3b46.7 ± 0.7b
 12 months40.4 ± 0.6b34.5 ± 0.4b40.2 ± 0.3b46.4 ± 0.6b
(n = 31)(n = 32)(n = 32)
Women (n = 95) Baseline27.5 ± 0.4a23.4 ± 0.3a27.1 ± 0.2a31.7 ± 0.4a
 3 months30.1 ± 0.4b25.7 ± 0.4b30.2 ± 0.2b34.4 ± 0.3b
 12 months30.9 ± 0.4b26.5 ± 0.3b30.7 ± 0.2b35.1 ± 0.3b
  1. Data are mean ± standard error (SE)
  2. A two-way ANOVA with repeated measures revealed a significant effect of VO2 max tertiles (P <  0.0001) and of time (P <  0.0001) for each group (men and women). There were no significant time* tertiles interaction effect for men and women. Values within the same column and same gender with different superscript letters (a,b) are significantly diffirent (P < 0.0001)