Table 2—

Physical characteristics and fasting metabolic profile of the 17 pair-matched obese subjects

MIRSIRP value
n1717
Age (years)13.0 ± 0.412.8 ± 0.3NS
Race
    African American99NS
    American white88
Sex
    Male88NS
    Female99
Tanner stage
    II–III612NS
    IV–V115
Estradiol (pmol/l)*204.5 ± 72.3152.3 ± 117.1NS
Testosterone (nmol/l)798.1 ± 231.2651.4 ± 150.8NS
BMI (kg/m2)32.6 ± 0.833.6 ± 0.9NS
Percent body fat42.6 ± 1.543.8 ± 0.7NS
Fat mass (kg)36.0 ± 2.036.1 ± 1.4NS
FFM (kg)46.0 ± 1.844.7 ± 2.3NS
Waist-to-hip ratio0.86 ± 0.020.91 ± 0.010.026
Subcutaneous fat (cm2)472.8 ± 34.6483.9 ± 26.2NS
Visceral fat (cm2)60.3 ± 6.978.3 ± 6.90.017
Vo2max (ml · min−1 · kg FFM−1)55.2 ± 3.549.9 ± 3.20.09
Insulin (pmol/l)165.1 ± 12.0307.3 ± 25.2<0.001
C-peptide (nmol/l)0.7 ± 0.071.04 ± 0.090.002
Proinsulin (pmol/l)28.8 ± 4.653.5 ± 6.20.007
Adiponectin (μg/ml)8.6 ± 1.26.1 ± 0.50.079
HDL (mmol/l)1.16 ± 0.061.0 ± 0.030.015
Triglycerides (mmol/l)1.13 ± 0.171.24 ± 0.11NS
Cholesterol (mmol/l)4.32 ± 0.23.93 ± 0.2NS
Triglyceride-to-HDL ratio2.3 ± 0.42.8 ± 0.20.076
LDL (mmol/l)2.66 ± 0.152.38 ± 0.14NS
Morning systolic BP (mmHg)112.1 ± 3.0113.7 ± 2.7NS
Morning diastolic BP (mmHg)63.7 ± 2.263.7 ± 1.6NS
  • Data are means ± SD. Data on abdominal adiposity was missing in two pairs. Vo2max data was available for 10 of 17 pairs. Waist-to-hip ratio was available for 11 pairs.

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    * Estradiol only in female subjects;

  • testosterone only in male subjects. BP, blood pressure.