Fatty Acids, Obesity, and Insulin Resistance: Time for a Reevaluation

(Downloading may take up to 30 seconds. If the slide opens in your browser, select File -> Save As to save it.)

Click on image to view larger version.

FIG. 2.
FIG. 2.

Relationships between plasma NEFA concentrations and BMI in two cohorts. Black bars, plasma NEFA concentrations; gray bars, fat mass. A: Data from the Paris Prospective Study (46), courtesy of Beverley Balkau, in 5,790 individuals. Fat mass has been estimated from BMI (61). B: Data from OBB for 1,591 individuals. In each case, the mean ± SE plasma NEFA concentration is shown for quintiles of BMI. The BMI quintiles were as follows: I: <22.5 kg/m2; II: 22.5–24.4 kg/m2; III: 24.4–26.4 kg/m2; IV: 26.4–29.2 kg/m2; V: >29.2 kg/m2.

This Article

  1. Diabetes vol. 60 no. 10 2441-2449