TABLE 1

Characteristics of both study groups

Lean womenObese women
n1612
Age (years)39.0 ± 6.738.8 ± 7.0
Weight (kg)61.1 ± 8.3111.2 ± 19.6*
BMI (kg/m2)21.3 ± 1.938.5 ± 6.6*
WHR0.78 ± 0.060.92 ± 0.07*
Cholesterol (mmol/l)5.1 ± 0.55.1 ± 0.8
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l)2.8 ± 0.42.9 ± 0.7
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)2.0 ± 0.61.5 ± 0.3
Triglycerides (mmol/l)0.8 ± 0.31.4 ± 0.8*
24-h systolic blood pressure (mmHg)115 ± 8123 ± 7†
24-h diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)72 ± 770 ± 6
24-h heart rate (bpm)79 ± 1182 ± 8
  • Data are means ± SD.

  • *

    * P < 0.05,

  • P < 0.01.