TABLE 1

Characteristics of the morbidly obese patients according to grade of hepatic steatosis

S0S1S2S3
n613924
Sex (F/M)5/112/16/316/8
BMI (kg/m2)42.1 ± 0.644.7 ± 1.545.0 ± 2.043.8 ± 1.1
Age (years)41.8 ± 4.840.4 ± 2.343.2 ± 4.439.1 ± 1.9
ALAT (IU/l)19.5 ± 4.419.8 ± 2.027.6 ± 3.6*†57.0 ± 10.9*†‡
Blood glucose (mmol/l)5.1 ± 0.05.9 ± 0.97.5 ± 1.0*†6.6 ± 0.5*†
Insulin (μmol/l)8.0 ± 0.912.7 ± 3.914.4 ± 2.620.9 ± 2.7*†
HOMA-IR1.8 ± 0.23.3 ± 1.25.0 ± 1.3*6.1 ± 0.8*†
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)1.6 ± 0.11.4 ± 0.11.4 ± 0.11.3 ± 0.1
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l)3.2 ± 0.53.8 ± 0.33.2 ± 0.23.4 ± 0.2
Triglycerides (mmol/l)1.2 ± 0.11.8 ± 0.21.4 ± 0.22.6 ± 0.4*
C-reactive protein (mg/l)8.8 ± 3.213.3 ± 1.69.1 ± 1.88.3 ± 1.1
  • Data are means ± SE and were compared by using the nonparametric Kruskal-Wallis test.

  • * P < 0.05 compared with S0;

  • P < 0.05 compared with S1;

  • P < 0.05 compared with S2.