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Table 2 Calf blood flow of normal weight, overweight, and obese subjects. The p value represents the significance among the three weight groups.

From: The influence of obesity on calf blood flow and vascular reactivity in older adults

Measurement Normal (n = 30) Overweight (n = 28) Obese (n = 29) Signif. (p value)
Resting Calf Blood Flow
(mL/100 mL/min)
3.13 ± 1.46 2.60 ± 0.89 3.63 ± 4.41 0.367
PORH
(mL/100 mL/min)
8.34 ± 3.89 6.67 ± 3.77 5.55 ± 4.67* 0.038
Absolute Δ in Blood Flow
(mL/100 mL/min)
5.21 ± 3.59 4.07 ± 3.51 1.93 ± 2.58* 0.001
% Δ in Blood Flow 202 ± 190 161 ± 148 75 ± 98* 0.006
  1. PORH = post-occlusive reactive hyperemia. Values are means ± standard deviations.
  2. * Significant difference from the normal weight group (p < 0.017).