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Table 1 Effects of swimming training on the body fat percentage

From: Effects of 8-week swimming training on carotid arterial stiffness and hemodynamics in young overweight adults

Fat percentage Pretraining Swimming training Detraining
Baseline 4 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks
Whole body 28.6 ± 5.7 27.3 ± 6.1 25.4 ± 5.6* 25.8 ± 6.1
Trunk 29.8 ± 5.8 28.8 ± 5.6 26.1 ± 6.0* 27.1 ± 5.2
Left UE 25.9 ± 6.4 24.6 ± 6.2 23.9 ± 5.1* 24.6 ± 6.3
Left LE 27.8 ± 6.1 27.2 ± 5.9 25.2 ± 6.1* 25.5 ± 5.8*
Right UE 25.3 ± 6.2 24.8 ± 5.6 23.2 ± 5.0* 23.9 ± 6.0
Right LE 27.9 ± 6.2 27.3 ± 5.7 25.1 ± 6.2* 26.1 ± 5.8*
  1. UE upper extremity, LE lower extremity, Unit: %
  2. * Significant difference from baseline: P < 0.05