Table 2

Plasma hs-CRP, adipocytokine, and fetuin-A concentrations before and after intervention in the weight loss and ezetimibe plus weight loss groups

Weight lossEzetimibe plus weight loss
022 weeks022 weeks
n1015
hs-CRP (mg/l)2.2 ± 0.42.4 ± 0.53.9 ± 1.02.2 ± 0.7*
Interleukin-6 (ng/l)0.87 ± 0.080.91 ± 0.141.1 ± 0.10.91 ± 0.14*
Tumor necrosis factor-α (ng/l)5.4 ± 0.55.4 ± 0.66.3 ± 0.55.4 ± 0.6*
Retinol-binding protein-4 (mg/l)27 ± 1624 ± 827 ± 1725 ± 20
Adiponectin (mg/l)5.9 ± 0.76.8 ± 0.84.9 ± 0.76.1 ± 0.9*
Fetuin-A (mg/l)303 ± 31189 ± 15*284 ± 24221 ± 18
  • Data are means ± SEM.

  • *P <0.01, value significantly different from baseline value.

  • P < 0.05.

  • P< 0.05, value significantly different using general linear modeling after adjustment for relative changes in the weight loss group.