TABLE 1

Relationships between insulin sensitivity (HOMA index) or fasting plasma insulin level and adipose tissue morphology (partial [i.e., β] coefficients are reported)

MeasureAll subjectsWomenMenSubjects who were healthy and free of medicine
n716526190629
HOMA index0.260.260.360.27
Insulin level0.290.300.370.29
  • Insulin values and 10 log-transformed HOMA index values were compared with adipose morphology values in multiple regression where the unadjusted fat cell volume was used as additional independent regressor. β-Coefficient values for the latter regression were 0.73–0.86 (P < 0.0001). All β-coefficient values for HOMA index and insulin gave P < 0.0001.