TABLE 1

Characteristics of the subjects

Obese (n = 7)IGT (n = 7)type 2 DM (n = 7)ANOVA
Age (years)45.1 ± 1.758.3 ± 2.4*51.3 ± 3.4P < 0.01
Body weight (kg)100.8 ± 3.793.0 ± 3.3110.8 ± 7.1
Body fat (%)35.0 ± 1.233.0 ± 1.236.6 ± 1.3
FFM (kg)65.6 ± 2.962.3 ± 2.370.1 ± 4.2
Waist circumference (cm)109 ± 2.8109 ± 1.7120 ± 3.9P < 0.05
WHR1.04 ± 0.041.04 ± 0.011.06 ± 0.03
Vo2max (ml/min)2,724 ± 1522,471 ± 1322,525 ± 217
Vo2max (ml/kg FFM/min)41.5 ± 1.239.6 ± 0.936.2 ± 2.9
Wmax (W)188 ± 8.5159 ± 12184 ± 15
Wmax (W/kg FFM)2.88 ± 0.12.54 ± 0.12.63 ± 0.2
Blood glucose (mmol/l)5.3 ± 0.16.2 ± 0.47.7 ± 0.5*P < 0.01
FFA (μmol/l)727 ± 69571 ± 93770 ± 95
  • Data are means ± SE.

  • *

    * Significantly different from obese (P < 0.05, Sheffe post hoc test);

  • significantly different from IGT (P < 0.05, Sheffe post hoc test). ANOVA, analysis of variance; WHR, waist-to-hip ratio.