TABLE 4

Multivariate regression analyses showing independent contributions of visceral AT and IR to the variance of metabolic variables in the total sample of postmenopausal women

Dependent variableIndependent variablePartial (r2 × 100)P
TriglyceridesIR (M/I)−113.2<0.0001
LDL cholesterolAge4.40.03
HDL cholesterolVisceral AT5.90.004
IR (M/I)−14.20.015
Age3.80.021
EE6–93.20.035
HDL2 cholesterolAge7.40.001
IR (M/I)−16.70.001
Visceral AT5.10.005
EE6–93.90.01
Total cholesterol-to-HDL cholesterol ratioIR (M/I)−13.70.04
apoBAge6.80.006
hs-CRPVisceral AT14.6<0.0001
IR (M/I)−12.80.04
IL-6*VAT * M/I interaction3.00.03
FibrinogenIR (M/I)−14.30.03
Visceral AT2.70.08
Fasting glucoseEnergy from carbohydrates2.80.05
2-h glycemia*Energy from carbohydrates8.3<0.0001
Insulin resistance (M/I)−13.10.02
Energy from lipids3.00.02
Systolic blood pressureAge3.90.03
Diastolic blood pressureVisceral AT4.00.03
  • Age, EE from moderate to vigorous physical activity (EE6–9), visceral AT, and IR were entered in the model.

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    * For these variables, the interaction between visceral AT and IR was also entered in the multivariate model.