Table 1—

Metabolic characteristics and inflammatory markers of postmenopausal women (n = 58)

Mean ± SDRange
Age (years)58 ± 650–70
Weight (kg)87.0 ± 13.161.4–121.8
Body fat (%)46.7 ± 4.730.7–56.6
Fat mass (kg)40.3 ± 8.823–63
FFM (kg)45.3 ± 5.632–57
VAT (cm2)155.4 ± 55.373–293
SAT (cm2)468.2 ± 107.4273–802
Vo2max (l/min)1.68 ± 0.331.01–2.39
Plasma glucose (mmol/l)5.5 ± 0.44.6–6.7
Plasma insulin (pmol/l)63 ± 918–173
Glucose utilization
 μmol · kg−1 · min−124.7 ± 7.9110.6–47.3
 μmol · kgFFM−1 · min−147.3 ± 14.019.7–78.8
Insulin sensitivity
 μmol · kg−1 · min−1/pmol/l0.051 ± 0.0190.015–0.095
 μmol · kgFFM−1 · min−1/pmol/l0.098 ± 0.0030.025–0.182
CRP (μg/ml)7.01 ± 5.740.51–35.1
TNF-α (pg/ml)1.93 ± 2.60.2–14.9
sTNFr-1 (pg/ml)803 ± 201303–1,483
sTNFr-2 (pg/ml)1,868 ± 441734–3,035
IL-6 (pg/ml)2.29 ± 1.470.45–10.0
IL-6sR (μg/ml)23.3 ± 6.39.7–41.5
  • Data are means ± SEM. Units are ml · m−2 · min−1 for 120–180 min of clamp.