Table 1 —

Clinical characteristics of the study group subjects

CharacteristicsMenWomenTotal
n202251453
Age (years)39.3 ± 17.338.3 ± 16.338.7 ± 16.7
BMI (kg/m2)28.7 ± 6.030.4 ± 7.4*29.6 ± 6.9
Waist (cm)96.3 ± 15.694.1 ± 18.695.1 ± 17.3
Fat mass (kg)20.7 ± 9.927.9 ± 12.925.0 ± 12.3
ln fasting insulin (mU/l)2.41 ± 0.852.42 ± 0.742.42 ± 0.79
ln fasting leptin (ng/ml)2.03 ± 0.763.23 ± 0.652.70 ± 0.91
  • Data are means ± SD, unless otherwise indicated.

  • *

    * P < 0.05 or

  • P < 0.0001 compared with the mean in men.

  • Values were transformed by their natural logarithm (ln).