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Table 1 Baseline data of age, height, weight, BMI, systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

From: Effect of prolonged standardized bed rest on cystatin C and other markers of cardiovascular risk

  Baseline After 44 d of bed rest After 8 days of recovery
  Control Exercise Control Exercise Control Exercise
N 8 7 8 7 8 7
Age (yr) 34 ± 4 34 ± 3 34 ± 4 34 ± 3 34 ± 4 34 ± 3
Height (m) 1.63 ± 0.06 1.67 ± 0.05 1.63 ± 0.06 1.67 ± 0.05 1.63 ± 0.06 1.67 ± 0.05
Weight (kg) 55.6 ± 3.9 59.3 ± 2.7 52.6 ± 4.0 *# 56.5 ± 5.7 * 53.6 ± 4.2 * 56.4 ± 4.8 *
BMI (kg/m2) 21 ± 1.2 21.3 ± 1.6 19.9 ± 1.2 *# 20.4 ± 1.6 * 20.2 ± 1.3 * 20.3 ± 1.6 *
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 97 ± 8 96 ± 8 98 ± 11 104 ± 10 96 ± 14 101 ± 8
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 59 ± 6 55 ± 8 63 ± 11 * 64 ± 7 * 60 ± 13 60 ± 10
  1. Weight decreased during bed rest in both groups. The exercise group had not gained weight 8 days into the recovery period, but the control group gained some weight.
  2. * = statistically significant difference compared to baseline
  3. # = statistically significant difference compared to recovery period
  4. There was no statistically significant difference between the groups.