Table 1.

Physical characteristics,V˙o 2 max , and workload of subjects

Formerly Obese Controls P
n 7 8
Age, yr 36.8 ± 6.6 35.0 ± 6.30.591
Body weight, kg 63.0 ± 7.063.5 ± 5.9 0.908
Height, cm 166.6 ± 8.5167.4 ± 4.6 0.809
Body mass index, kg/m2 22.7 ± 1.5 22.6 ± 1.20.905
Fat-free mass, kg 46.4 ± 5.646.4 ± 2.6 0.989
Fat mass, kg16.6 ± 3.0 17.1 ± 3.6 0.780
Waist-to-hip ratio 0.78 ± 0.06 0.78 ± 0.030.924
o 2 max, l O2/min 2.36 ± 0.49 2.52 ± 0.300.474
o 2 max, ml O2 ⋅ min−1 ⋅ kg−1 37.62 ± 6.0339.89 ± 5.79 0.484
%V˙o 2 max 46.8 ± 5.01 47.9 ± 3.44 0.629
  • Values are means ± SD.V˙o 2 max, maximal O2 uptake; n, no. of subjects.