Table 2

Liver fat, energy metabolism, and hepatic and peripheral insulin sensitivity

VariableType 2 diabetesControl
HCL (% signal)10.6 ± 9.38.2 ± 10.9
Absolute PI (mmol/L)0.96 ± 0.19*1.38 ± 0.38
k (s−1)0.28 ± 0.070.33 ± 0.12
fATP (mmol ⋅ L−1 ⋅ min−1)16.2 ± 5.228.0 ± 13.0
EGP baseline (mg ⋅ kg−1 ⋅ min−1)1.6 ± 0.31.8 ± 0.4
EGP suppression (%)72 ± 15100 ± 17
FFA baseline (µmol/L)569 ± 122430 ± 260
FFA suppression (%)95 ± 2*97 ± 2
M (mg ⋅ kg−1 ⋅ min−1)5.3 ± 1.3§7.5 ± 1.9
M/I (mg ⋅ kg−1 ⋅ min−1 ⋅ mU−1 ⋅ L)0.06 ± 0.03||0.11 ± 0.02
  • Data are shown as mean ± SD. Significant differences between groups: *P = 0.011;

  • P = 0.025;

  • P = 0.009;

  • §P = 0.003;

  • ||P = 0.005.