TABLE 2

Stepwise regression analysis: determinants of circulating levels of adiponectin (dependent variable as natural logarithm)

Variablesβ-CoefficientP
Fat mass (kg)−0.8790.0001
M value (mg · kg FFM−1 · min−1)−0.9960.030
Total cholesterol (mg/dl)0.737NS
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)−0.227NS
Triglycerides (mg/dl)−0.119NS