Table 2.

Age and anthropometric data for the young and older men

Variable Young Older P Value
Age, yr20.9 ± 0.9 56.5 ± 1.9* <0.001
BMI, kg/m2 24.3 ± 0.8 30.1 ± 1.9* 0.01
Body fat, % 12.3 ± 1.227.2 ± 1.8* <0.001
Mass, kg74.0 ± 2.0 95.5 ± 5.7* 0.002
Fat mass, kg 9.2 ± 1.1 26.6 ± 3.0* <0.001
Fat-free mass, kg 64.8 ± 1.4 68.9 ± 3.00.22
Waist girth, cm 83.4 ± 1.9108.9 ± 3.8* <0.001
Hip girth, cm99.3 ± 1.8 112.8 ± 2.4* <0.001
Waist-to-hip ratio 0.84 ± 0.01 0.96 ± 0.02* <0.001
  • Values are means ± SE.

  • * Significantly different (P < 0.05) from young men.