PUFA† (n = 37)Mean (SD) | Placebo† (n = 38)Mean (SD) | PUFA versus placebo‡Mean (95% CI) | p value | |
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FFM, fat-free mass; V˙e, peak ventilation; V˙co_{2}, peak carbon dioxide production; V˙o_{2}, peak oxygen consumption; RER, respiratory exchange ratio. | ||||

†Variables before and after intervention were compared within groups by the paired Student’s t test, *p<0.05. | ||||

‡The change in outcome of the variables after 8 weeks of intervention were compared between groups by linear regression with baseline value of the parameter, intervention with PUFA, and intervention with drink supplements as predictors (p<0.05). Values represent adjusted means with 95% confidence intervals. | ||||

Peak load (W) | 19.7 (20.2)* | 10.0 (13.6)* | 9.7 (2.5 to 17.0) | 0.009 |

Load/FFM (W/kg) | 0.368 (0.383)* | 0.163 (0.292)* | 0.209 (0.06 to 0.37) | 0.006 |

Peak V˙o_{2} (ml/min) | 119 (219)* | 146 (179)* | −23 (−122 to 77) | 0.648 |

Peak V˙co_{2} (ml/min) | 172 (277)* | 128 (207)* | 35 (−89 to 158) | 0.578 |

RER | 0.033 (0.096)* | −0.009 (0.081) | 0.039 (−0.001 to 0.078) | 0.054 |

Peak V˙e (l/min) | 5.5 (7.4)* | 3.4 (7.7)* | 2.1 (−1.8 to 5.9) | 0.290 |

V˙e/V˙o_{2} | 0.276 (6.004) | −1.733 (3.924)* | 2.1 (−0.451 to 4.586) | 0.106 |

V˙o_{2}/load | −1.396 (3.444)* | −0.571 (5.253) | −1.028 (−2.808 to 0.752) | 0.252 |