TABLE 1

Cross-sectional study: descriptive characteristics of the study participants (n = 118)

VariableWomen (n = 62)
Men (n = 56)
MeanSDRangeMeanSDRange
Age (years)17.51.614–2617.81.815–25
BMI (kg/m2)21.33.116.2–30.123.4*3.815.4–35.9
Sum of skinfolds (mm)48.717.423.0–95.038.618.417.0–106.0
FFM (kg)39.53.828.4–47.959.6*6.145.4–72.5
FM (kg)15.54.87.9–29.113.37.33.0–35.0
FM (%)27.65.017.6–38.417.3*6.96.0–32.6
Leptin (ng/ml)9.76.02.1–30.03.22.61.2–12.8
sOB-R (ng/ml)27.2294.4–108.450.2*39.84.4–164.2
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    * P ≤ 0.001 vs. women by unpaired t test;

  • P <0.01 vs. women by unpaired t test.