TABLE 2

Effect of each intervention on aerobic capacity and adiposity

Diet and exercise groupDiet-only group
BeforeAfterPBeforeAfterP
Whole-body adiposity (kg)
    Weight94.8 ± 4.486.3 ± 4.6<0.0195.0 ± 4.384.4 ± 2.7<0.01
    Fat mass40.2 ± 1.733.1 ± 1.9<0.0139.5 ± 2.932.0 ± 3.0<0.01
    Lean mass52.6 ± 3.851.3 ± 3.5NS53.0 ± 4.550.9 ± 4.1<0.05
Regional adiposity (cm2)
    Midthigh SAT147.8 ± 13.3119.5 ± 12.9<0.01136.0 ± 22.9111.4 ± 21.7<0.05
    Abdominal SAT468.3 ± 29.8388.3 ± 31.4<0.01430.4 ± 53.7340.6 ± 44.8<0.01
    VAT202.5 ± 27.8150.9 ± 23.1<0.01207.9 ± 24.7172.1 ± 32.0<0.05
Maximal aerobic capacity (ml O2 · min−1 · kg LBM−1)47.6 ± 2.552.4 ± 2.2<0.0544.5 ± 2.545.2 ± 2.9NS
  • Data are means ± SE unless otherwise indicated. There were no statistically significant differences between groups. LBM, lean body mass; NS, not significant; SAT, subcutaneous adipose tissue; VAT, visceral adipose tissue.