TABLE 2

Metabolic variables in the four groups of postmenopausal women separated on the basis of visceral AT and IR

VariablesLow VAT-low IRLow VAT-high IRHigh VAT-low IRHigh VAT-high IR
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Lipoprotein-lipid profile
    Triglycerides (mmol/l)0.95 ± 0.421.33 ± 0.69*1.06 ± 0.301.68 ± 0.6*
    LDL cholesterol (mmol/l)3.56 ± 0.743.63 ± 0.963.43 ± 0.823.61 ± 0.86
    HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)1.56 ± 0.381.43 ± 0.291.46 ± 0.271.21 ± 0.25*
    HDL2 cholesterol (mmol/l)0.76 ± 0.310.58 ± 0.22*0.65 ± 0.220.43 ± 0.16*
    Total cholesterol-to-HDL cholesterol ratio3.71 ± 0.984.07 ± 1.233.69 ± 0.834.68 ± 1.19*
    apoB (g/l)0.96 ± 0.151.02 ± 0.260.95 ± 0.211.07 ± 0.24
    VLDL apoB (g/l)0.09 ± 0.050.12 ± 0.06*0.11 ± 0.040.14 ± 0.06*
Inflammatory markers
    hs-CRP (mg/l)1.44 ± 2.341.81 ± 1.692.40 ± 3.624.80 ± 4.45*
    Fibrinogen (g/l)2.61 ± 0.483.10 ± 0.75*2.79 ± 0.583.22 ± 0.86
    IL-6 (pg/l)1.23 ± 0.501.25 ± 0.491.37 ± 0.472.10 ± 1.08*
  • Data are means ± SD.

  • *

    * Significantly different from the low VAT-low IR group;

  • significantly different from the low VAT-high IR group;

  • significantly different from the high VAT-low IR group, P < 0.05.