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Table 1 Anthropometrical and clinical characteristics of the study population

From: Exercise training improves heart rate recovery in women with breast cancer

  Training Group (n = 25) Control Group (n = 26) P value
Anthropometrics
 Age (years) 51.8 ± 7.7 53.9 ± 8.5 0.55
 Waist circumference (cm) 94 ± 15 94 ± 12 0.66
 Body mass index (kg/m2) 27.3 ± 5.2 28.2 ± 4.8 0.20
Breast cancer characteristics
 Presence of invasive carcinoma (%) 25/25 (100) 26/26 (100)
 Node positivity (%) 48 (n = 12/25) 54 (n = 14/26) 0.58
 Estrogen positivity (%) 80 (n = 20/25) 85 (n = 22/26) 0.78
Metabolic and hormonal profile
 Glycemia (mg/dl) 93.5 ± 12.5 92.2 ± 15.5 0.67
 Insulin (ng/ml) 7.8 ± 4.0 8.2 ± 2.2 0.29
 HOMA index 1.739 ± 1.403 1.925 ± 0.908 0.54
 Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 205 ± 34 203 ± 32 0.85
 LDL-cholesterol (mg/dl) 126 ± 35 123 ± 29 0.24
 HDL-cholesterol (mg/dl) 54.3 ± 11.6 54.8 ± 12.7 0.63
 Triglycerides (mg/dl) 100 ± 43 109 ± 52 0.13
 Testosterone (nmol/l) 0.36 ± 0.36 0.38 ± 0.26 0.79
  1. HOMA homeostatic assessment model, LDL low-density lipoprotein, HDL high-density lipoprotein.