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Table 3 Changes in metabolic laboratory parameters and IGF-1 level after 12 weeks physical activity in the training group. N = 30; values are baseline and 12 weeks means±SD. Levels of significance: p < 0.05

From: Impact of home- and center- based physical training program on cardio-metabolic health and IGF-1 level in elderly women

measured parameters baseline 12 week p value
HgbA1C (mmol/l) 6.24 ± 0.67 6.06 ± 0.58 0.007
total cholesterol (mmol/l) 5.17 ± 1.13 4.77 ± 1.12 0.042
LDL-cholesterol (mmol/l) 3.37 ± 1.05 2.81 ± 0.98 0.003
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.46 ± 0.39 1.51 ± 0.46 ns
triglycerides (mmol/l) 1.68 ± 0.71 1.28 ± 0.71 0.002
IGF-1 (ng/ml) 59.68 ± 27.37 66.79 ± 22.74 0.006