TABLE 2

Effect of gender on adiponectin expression in nonobese subjects

WomenMen
n168
BMI (kg/m2)25 ± 0.924 ± 1.1
Fat (%)33 ± 1.716 ± 1.6*
Plasma adiponectin (μg/ml)14.2 ± 1.68.6 ± 1.1
Adiponectin mRNA3.1 ± 0.61.2 ± 0.3
  • Data are means ± SE. Adiponectin mRNA given in arbitrary units normalized to 18S RNA (see research design and methods).

  • *

    * P < 0.01;

  • P < 0.02;

  • P = 0.06.