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Table 1 Age, weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), and biochemical parameters of the control and cholecystectomized individuals, at the beginning and end of the study

From: Effect of cholecystectomy on hepatic fat accumulation and insulin resistance in non-obese Hispanic patients: a pilot study

Characteristic Control (N = 16) Cholecystectomy (N = 26)
Time (months) 0 24 0 24
Age 38.2 ± 2.6   37.3 ± 1.7  
Female/male 10F/6M   18F/8M  
Body weight (kg) 71.5 ± 3.0 72.0 ± 3.2 67.4 ± 1.8 71.5 ± 2.3
BMI (kg/m2) 25.6 ± 0.4 26.5 ± 0.5 24.3 ± 1.0 24.4 ± 1.1
ALT (U/L) 23.5 ± 3.2 27.9 ± 4.7 23.5 ± 3.2 27.9 ± 4.7
AST (U/L) 23.5 ± 7.1 11.6 ± 7.7 21.4 ± 3.7 22.7 ± 3.1
Serum glucose (mg/dl) 85 ± 1.5 84 ± 1.6 79 ± 1.6 81 ± 1.5
Serum insulin (μU/ml) 8.5 ± 1.7 9.4 ± 1.3 8.1 ± 0.7 10.0 ± 1.9*
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 179 ± 8 182 ± 7 172 ± 6 197 ± 8
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 105 ± 7 110 ± 8 100 ± 6 117 ± 7
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 50 ± 3 49 ± 3 48 ± 2 55 ± 2
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 118 ± 12 117 ± 11 121 ± 10 127 ± 12
Serum apoB (μg/ml) 68.1 ± 3.4 63.1 ± 2.8 61.5 ± 3.4 79.0 ± 7.0#
  1. Plus minus values are means ± SE, BMI body mass index, AST aspartate aminotransferase, ALT alanine aminotransferase, LDL low density lipoprotein, HDL high density lipoprotein, apoB apoprotein B. * p < 0.05, # p < 0.03