Table 3: Metabolic response to the cycling exercise test in all 30 healthy men.

Control period After 4 weeks consumption
Week 0 Week 2
Cycling exercise time
(minutes)
7.59 ± 1.13
(5.52 – 10.02)
7.43 ± 1.16
(5.49 – 10.05)
7.98 ± 1.14 #
(6.08 – 11.12)
VO2 (mL/Kg/min) 26.95 ± 4.94
(17.90 – 36.23)
27.28 ± 5.14
(18.12 – 36.20)
27.63 ± 4.69
(19.70 – 40.20)
Respiratory exchange ratio (RER) 1.06 ± 0.08
(0.91 – 1.25)
1.07 ± 0.06
(0.95 – 1.20)
1.12 ± 0.07 #
(1.00 – 1.28)
Ventilatory threshold (min) 4.79 ± 1.01
(2.10 – 7.34)
4.85 ± 1.06
(2.42 – 7.41)
5.41 ± 1.12 #
(3.25 – 8.07)

Values are mean±SD; range for each parameter is indicated below in parentheses. # p< 0.01 when compared to week 2 and week 0. Data was statistical analyzed with a repeated measurement ANOVA and the Least Significant Difference (LSD) test.

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