Table 4 —

Least square means of glucose disposal and blood-lipid profile according to age-group in the sample of 178 women after adjustment for visceral adipose tissue area

Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
Difference by group P < 0.05
20–35 years40–50 years51–60 years61–78 years
n88383121
Glucose disposal (mg/min)379.7 ± 14.4431.0 ± 19.5462.8 ± 22.2376.6 ± 33.71 vs. 2 and 3 / 3 vs. 4
Glucose disposal (mg · FFM–1 · min–1)9.4 ± 0.310.5 ± 0.4511.9 ± 0.510.1 ± 0.81 vs. 2 and 3 / 2 vs. 3 / 3 vs. 4
Triglyceride (mmol/l)*1.2 ± 0.11.0 ± 0.11.3 ± 0.11.1 ± 0.2NS
Total cholesterol (mmol/l)*4.8 ± 0.14.6 ± 0.14.9 ± 0.25.3 ± 0.3NS
LDL-cholesterol (mmol/l)*2.9 ± 0.12.7 ± 0.12.9 ± 0.23.1 ± 0.2NS
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/l)*1.3 ± 0.11.5 ± 0.11.4 ± 0.11.7 ± 0.11 vs. 2 and 4
Total cholesterol–to–HDL cholesterol3.9 ± 0.13.2 ± 0.23.5 ± 0.23.4 ± 0.31 vs. 2
  • Data are means ± SEM.

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    * Group 1, n = 87; group 2, n = 38; group 3, n = 22; and group 4, n = 21. FFM, fat-free mass.