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Table 3 Changes in physical composition after 8 weeks of aerobic or resistance exercise

From: Effects of aerobic and resistance exercises on circulating apelin-12 and apelin-36 concentrations in obese middle-aged women: a randomized controlled trial

  Group Pre-training Post-training   F P-value
Body weight (kg) AEG 66.06 ± 6.16 59.15 ± 4.76a Time 95.452 .000***
REG 63.95 ± 7.25 58.52 ± 6.09a Group .327 .725
CG 60.21 ± 4.39 60.53 ± 4.71 Time×Group 28.991 .000***
Waist circumference (cm) AEG 90.62 ± 4.93 82.37 ± 6.53a Time 62.453 .000***
REG 91.81 ± 9.35 82.77 ± 8.80a Group .170 .845
CG 88.50 ± 5.80 88.50 ± 6.32 Time×Group 15.71 .000***
BMI (kg/m2) AEG 26.02 ± 2.16 23.31 ± 1.84a Time 96.339 .000***
REG 25.73 ± 3.33 23.57 ± 2.91a Group .100 .905
CG 25.60 ± 2.42 25.18 ± 1.92 Time×Group 29.435 .000***
Body fat percentage (%) AEG 36.72 ± 3.62 32.70 ± 5.24a Time 63.792 .000***
REG 37.57 ± 4.54 33.86 ± 4.38a Group 1.709 .205
CG 38.45 ± 3.15 38.18 ± 3.26 Time×Group 13.036 .000***
  1. Values are given as means ± S.E
  2. AEG aerobic exercise group, BMI body mass index, CG control group, REG resistance exercise group. aSignificant effect in pre- and post-test among the group (p < .05), ***p < .001