Table 3

Body fat distributions based on hypertriglyceridemic waist phenotypes

GroupTAT (cm3)
TAT (cm3)
VAT (cm3)
VAT (cm3)
SAT (cm3)
SAT (cm3)
UnadjustedAdjustedUnadjustedAdjustedUnadjustedAdjusted
1 (n = 18)173 ± 47292 ± 78062 ± 2495 ± 54112 ± 36204 ± 62
2 (n = 230)330 ± 101316 ± 85*128 ± 57117 ± 60*205 ± 84204 ± 71
3 (n = 127)337 ± 85340 ± 94*149 ± 51150 ± 67194 ± 61195 ± 73
  • Data are means ± SD and adjusted means ±SD with P value only reported for adjusted means. Group 1 (low waist circumference and low triglyceride; waist circumference ≤90 cm in men or ≤85 cm in women and triglycerides <177 mg/dl); group 2 (high waist circumference and low triglyceride; waist circumference >90 cm in men or >85 cm in women and triglycerides <177 mg/dl, n = 230); and group 3 (high waist circumference and high triglyceride; waist circumference >90 cm in men or >85 cm in women and triglycerides ≥177 mg/dl, n = 127). Analyses for TAT, VAT, and SAT are adjusted for age, BMI, sex, diabetes treatment, years of smoking, insulin use, duration of diabetes, and use of statins.

  • *P < 0.0001 vs. group 1;

  • P < 0.0001 vs. groups 1 and 2.