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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients undergoing heart-valve surgery

From: Expression of ceramide-metabolising enzymes in subcutaneous and intra-abdominal human adipose tissue

  Males Females
  n = 14 n = 9
Age (years) 64.8 ± 3.9 68.8 ± 3.3
BMI (kg/m2) 27.2 ± 1.0 26.5 ± 1.3
Glucose (mmol/l) 5.0 ± 0.1 5.2 ± 0.2
HbA1c (%) 4.4 ± 0.1 4.7 ± 0.1*
Insulin (pmol/l) 56.2 ± 10.5 49.6 ± 8.6
Triacylglycerol (mmol/l) 1.2 ± 0.2 0.9 ± 0.1
Total-cholesterol (mmol/l) 5.1 ± 0.2 4.7 ± 0.4
LDL-cholesterol (mmol/l) 3.4 ± 0.2 2.7 ± 0.3
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.2 ± 0.1 1.6 ± 0.2*
ALAT (μkat/l) 0.50 ± 0.04 0.41 ± 0.04
γGT (μkat/l) 0.45 ± 0.11 0.48 ± 0.20
CRP (mg/l) 2.9 ± 0.6 2.6 ± 1.0
  1. * P < 0.05 for differences between the groups. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM. ALAT: alanine aminotransferase; γGT: gamma-glutamyl transferase; CRP: C-reactive protein.