Table 2—

Correlation between A-FABP levels and various metabolic parameters

A-FABP*
Model 1
Model 2
rPβP
Male sex−0.43<0.001
PPARγ agonists use0.090.2
ACEi or ARB use0.050.3
BMI0.220.0030.220.004
WHR0.33<0.0010.35<0.001
Waist circumference0.28<0.0010.32<0.001
Current smoking−0.220.003−0.030.7
Triglycerides*0.150.030.200.003
HDL cholesterol−0.180.01−0.170.03
GGT*0.120.060.220.001
Fasting insulin0.180.010.170.03
HOMA-IR*0.220.0030.220.004
A1C0.190.0080.230.003
Metabolic syndrome0.31<0.0010.250.001
CRP*0.32<0.0010.30<0.001
Adiponectin*0.090.1
  • Model 1: Pearson correlation coefficient. Model 2: Regression coefficient adjusted for age and sex.

  • * Log transformed data before analysis. ACEi, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors; ARB, angiotensin II receptor blockers; GGT, γ-glutamyltransferase.