TABLE 1

Selected characteristics of the morbidly obese subjects before intervention

VariableMean ± SE
Age (years)39.8 ± 3.1
Stature (m)1.71 ± 0.02
BMI (kg/m2)48.6 ± 1.2
Fasting insulin (μU/ml)23.3 ± 3.8
Fasting glucose (mg/dl)104.3 ± 7.7
  • Subjects consisted of 1 black individual and 11 white individuals; 2 of the subjects were men, and 10 were women.