TABLE 1.

Characteristics of Participants*

CharacteristicExercise Group (n = 29)Sedentary Group (n = 24)
Age (y)31.5 ± 0.631.6 ± 1.0
Parity1.9 ± 0.22.3 ± 0.2
Height (cm)164.8 ± 1.2163.3 ± 1.1
Weight (kg)64.1 ± 1.566.0 ± 1.6
Body mass index (kg/m2)23.6 ± 0.524.8 ± 0.6
Body fat (% of body weight)25.3 ± 1.128.1 ± 1.3
Prepregnancy weight (kg)61.5 ± 1.562.7 ± 1.8
Weight gain during pregnancy (kg)14.5 ± 0.914.8 ± 0.9
Maximal oxygen consumption (mL O2/kg/min)39.7 ± 1.032.4 ± 1.0
Basal levels of
 sIgA (g/L)1.74 ± 0.112.02 ± 0.18
 Lactoferrin (g/L)1.06 ± 0.061.08 ± 0.12
 Lysozyme (mg/L)50.5 ± 6.445.9 ± 6.2
  • * Values are means and ± standard errors of the means.

  • Significantly different from sedentary group, P < .01.