TABLE 2

Regional difference in adipocyte size, weight, and adipose tissue LPL activity

VariableSubcutaneous adipose tissueOmental adipose tissue
Adipocyte size (μm)98 ± 1380 ± 16*
Adipocyte weight (μg/cell)0.51 ± 0.180.30 ± 0.16*
LPL activity (nmol oleate/h × 106cell)16.68 ± 7.7511.05 ± 5.68*
  • Data are means ± SD. n = 53 women for adipocyte size and weight, and n = 52 for LPL activity.

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    * P < 0.0001.