Table 2—

Adjusted associations between dietary fibers (g/day) and plasma adiponectin*

Quintiles*
P for trend
Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5
Total fiber15.6 (166)18.9 (158)21.6 (139)24.8 (156)30.9 (138)
    Range<17.617.6–20.320.3–23.123.2–27.1≥27.2
    Without BMI6.97.37.38.07.70.15
    With BMI7.07.57.57.67.60.34
Cereal fiber3.5 (159)5.0 (148)6.2 (162)7.5 (143)10.0 (142)
    Range<4.44.4–5.65.6–6.96.9–8.6≥8.6
    Without BMI6.77.17.18.18.30.002
    With BMI6.97.37.28.07.90.01
Vegetable fiber4.1 (160)5.8 (151)6.9 (151)8.5 (151)11.6 (144)
    Range<5.15.1–6.36.3–7.77.7–9.6≥9.6
    Without BMI7.67.97.57.27.00.12
    With BMI7.68.07.57.17.20.16
Fruit fiber1.8 (160)3.3 (160)4.7 (153)6.0 (144)8.5 (140)
    Range<2.62.6–4.04.0–5.35.3–6.9≥6.9
    Without BMI6.77.56.88.08.30.036
    With BMI6.87.56.98.08.20.06
  • Data are median (n) unless otherwise indicated.

  • *

    * Adjusted for age, smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity, A1C, history of hypertension or hypercholesterolemia, and postmenopausal hormone use.