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Table 3 Adjusted values of 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)
3.09 ± 2.88 2.38 ± 2.82 4.02 ± 3.13 0.159
PORH
(mL/100 mL/min)
8.26 ± 4.41 6.61 ± 4.31 5.99 ± 4.79 0.139
Absolute Δ in Blood Flow
(mL/100 mL/min)
5.18± 3.49 4.23 ± 3.41 1.97 ± 3.80* 0.009
% Δ in Blood Flow 204 ± 158 176 ± 154 64 ± 172* 0.009
  1. PORH = post-occlusive reactive hyperemia. Values, displayed as means ± standard deviations, were adjusted for age, presence of hypertension, and calf skinfold thickness. * Significant difference from the normal weight group (p < 0.017). Significant difference from the overweight group (p < 0.017).