Table 2—

Univariate correlations between inflammatory markers and aerobic fitness, adiposity, glucose utilization (M) and insulin sensitivity (M/I) at baseline (n = 58)

Pearson’s correlation coefficientsVo2max (ml · kg−1 · min−1)BMI (kg/m2)Fat (%)VAT (cm2)M (μmol · kgFFM−1 · min−1)M/I (μmol · kgFFM−1 · min−1/pmol/l)
Log CRP (μg/ml)−0.30*0.33*0.250.05−0.45−0.46
Log TNF-α (pg/ml)−0.110.160.050.04−0.03−0.07
STNFR-1 (pg/ml)−0.220.430.200.29*−0.09−0.12
STNFR-2 (pg/ml)−0.140.190.120.29*−0.06−0.13
Log IL-6 (pg/ml)−0.480.550.34*0.05−0.17−0.24§
IL-6sR (μg/ml)−0.120.15−0.040.130.200.17
  • *

    * P < 0.05;

  • P < 0.01;

  • P < 0.001;

  • §

    § P = 0.08.