Table 1: Clinical characteristics of the subjects


 

Lean

Obese

Obese with
diabetes

P value


Age (years)

31 ± 6*

49 ± 3

48 ± 2

0.005

BMI

22.3 ± 0.6*

47.6 ± 1.8

46.3 ± 1.8

<0.001

Fasting Glucose
(mmol/L)

5.2 ± 0.6

4.9 ± 0.3

8.5 ± 1*

0.007

Total cholesterol
(mmol/L)

5.1 ± 0.2

5.2 ± 0.3

5.4 ± 0.4

0.76

Triglycerides
(mmol/L)

1.5 ± 0.2

1.3 ± 0.1

2.6 ± 0.8

0.37


Data are presented as mean ± SEM. * denotes P<0.01 of the asterisked marked group as compared to both other groups.

Heilbronn et al.Journal of Diabetes Research and Clinical Metabolism  2012 1:16DOI : 10.7243/2050-0866-1-16