TABLE 1

Characteristics of obese subjects divided into two groups according to the presence of the HSL-S variant

L groupL + S groupP
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Age (years)38.0 ± 5.038.0 ± 6.0NS
BMI (kg/m2)43.7 ± 1.744.2 ± 1.6NS
Waist-to-hip ratio0.99 ± 0.030.96 ± 0.04NS
Glucose (mmol/l)6.0 ± 0.47.6 ± 1.3NS
Insulin (mU/l)29.1 ± 6.025.7 ± 5.2NS
Cholesterol (mmol/l)5.0 ± 0.45.3 ± 0.3NS
Triglycerides (mmol/l)2.9 ± 0.61.8 ± 0.3NS
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)134 ± 8134 ± 7NS
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)77 ± 484 ± 4NS
Fat cell volume (pl)896 ± 89916 ± 60NS
  • Data are means ± SE and are compared using the unpaired Student’s t test (NS: P > 0.05). (pl, picoliter = 10−12 R).