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Table 2 Peak and average leg extensor torque and counter-movement jump height for placebo, 2 and 4 mg nicotine gum. Values are mean ± SD, n = 9

From: A Randomised, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study Investigating the Effects of Nicotine Gum on Strength, Power and Anaerobic Performance in Nicotine-Naïve, Active Males

  Peak Average
  PLA NIC-2 NIC-4 PLA NIC-2 NIC-4
Leg extensor torque (N m)
 ISO 309 ± 79 330 ± 82a 314 ± 79 290 ± 73 309 ± 77a 293 ± 71
 CON 240 ± 59 258 ± 67a 251 ± 53 208 ± 61 218 ± 66 220 ± 59
 ECC 332 ± 77 356 ± 73a 350 ± 75 316 ± 81 334 ± 73a 332 ± 76
 CMJ (cm) 38 ± 8 38 ± 9 37 ± 9 37 ± 8 37 ± 9 36 ± 9
  1. ISO isometric, CON concentric and ECC eccentric torque; CMJ counter-movement jump; PLA placebo, 2 mg (NIC-2) and 4 mg (NIC-4) trials
  2. aSignificant difference to corresponding PLA value