TABLE 1

Subject characteristics

CharacteristicsLeanObese
Age (years)47 ± 247 ± 3
Body mass (kg)66.4 ± 1.184.5 ± 3.7
BMI (kg/m2)24.7 ± 0.631.8 ± 1.1
Fasting blood glucose (mmol/l)4.0 ± 0.24.2 ± 0.1
Fasting plasma insulin (pmol/l)141.5 ± 4.6151.0 ± 4.8
Fasting free fatty acid (mmol/l)0.96 ± 0.100.90 ± 0.10
Fasting plasma adiponectin (μg/ml)12.6 ± 2.44.4 ± 0.6*
Citrate synthase (μmol · min−1 · g dry wt−1)40.3 ± 3.538.5 ± 3.8
β-HAD (μmol · min−1 · g dry wt−1)20.7 ± 1.919.7 ± 1.2
  • Data are the means ± SE.

  • * Significantly different from lean (P < 0.05);

  • significantly different from lean (P < 0.0001).