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Table 1 Characteristics of lean and obese women

From: Depot-specific differences in perilipin and hormone-sensitive lipase expression in lean and obese

  Lean subjects
n = 6
Obese subjects
n = 10
Age, years 31.5 ± 5.7 32.1 ± 2.9
BMI, kg/m2 22.6 ± 1.0
(22,5-25,3)
42.0 ± 1.4**
(35,4-50,2)
Pl. Triacylglycerols, mM 1.1 ± 0.2 1.9 ± 0.3*
Pl. NEFA, mM 0.60 ± 0.20 0.99 ± 0.11**
Pl. Cholesterol, mM 4.6 ± 0.3 5.5 ± 0.3
Pl. Glucose, mM 4.4 ± 0.4 5.4 ± 0.1*
Pl. Insulin mU/L 7.0 ± 1.0 16.6 ± 2.9*
Pl. Glucagon, ng/L ND 132 ± 12
SC fat cell volume, pL 590 ± 110 1410 ± 130**
OM Fat cell volume, pL 140 ± 50 $ 670 ± 120** $
  1. Values are given as the mean ± SEM. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01 versus lean subjects.
  2. $ p < 0.05 versus the corresponding value of subcutaneous tissue in the same group of subjects.
  3. ND; not defined Pl.; plasma BMI; body mass index SC; subcutaneous adipose tissue OM; omental adipose tissue NEFA; non esterified fatty acids pL; picolitre