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Table 4 Changes in factors related to atherogenic index

From: Effects of prolonged exercise versus multiple short exercise sessions on risk for metabolic syndrome and the atherogenic index in middle-aged obese women: a randomised controlled trial

Variable SSG (n = 12) MSG (n = 12) CTG (n = 12)
  Before After Before After Before After
TC (mg/dL) 188.75 ± 26.02 183.75 ± 23.11 184.15 ± 31.14 202.31 ± 21.52 173.58 ± 37.91 185.75 ± 29.39
LDL (mg/dL) *, † 106.70 ± 26.61 96.07 ± 27.31 110.52 ± 30.58 126.31 ± 18.85 95.80 ± 30.06 118.74 ± 30.49
Atherogenic Index** 2.24 ± 0.89 1.93 ± 0.78 2.35 ± 0.83 2.70 ± 0.73 2.06 ± 0.65 3.12 ± 1.05‡‡
  1. Values are presented as mean ± SD
  2. SSG single-session group, MSG multiple-session group, CTG control group, BMI body mass index, TC total cholesterol, LDL low-density lipoprotein cholesterol
  3. *, ** Significant interaction effect between time and group (p < .05 and p < .01, respectively)
  4. Significant main effect of time (p < .05)
  5. ‡, ‡‡ Significantly different from pre-intervention value (p < .05 and p < .01, respectively)