TABLE 1

Anthropometry and biochemistry

Lean control subjectsObese type 2 diabetic subjects
Age (years)47.5 ± 6.052.3 ± 2.9
Weight (kg)76.1 ± 3.5109.7 ± 3.6*
Height (m)1.80 ± 0.021.77 ± 0.02
BMI (kg/m2)23.5 ± 1.135.0 ± 1.0*
Subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue volume (L)1.69 ± 0.274.27 ± 0.34*
Visceral abdominal adipose tissue volume (L)0.94 ± 0.132.96 ± 0.28*
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)133 ± 4151 ± 5
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)76 ± 287 ± 2
Fasting plasma glucose (mmol/L)5.3 ± 0.38.4 ± 0.5*
A1C (%)5.3 ± 0.17.2 ± 0.3*
Cholesterol (mmol/L)5.3 ± 0.34.7 ± 0.2
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L)1.5 ± 0.11.2 ± 0.1
Triglycerides (mmol/L)0.8 ± 0.12.3 ± 0.6
Albumin (g/L)44 ± 044 ± 1
Corticosteroid-binding globulin (mg/L)45 ± 247 ± 2
Alkaline phosphatase (units/L)76 ± 670 ± 6
γ-Glutamyltransferase (units/L)23 ± 545 ± 5
Alanine aminotransferase (units/L)23 ± 439 ± 6
Bilirubin (μmol/L)12 ± 111 ± 1
  • Data are means ± SEM for lean control subjects (n = 7) and obese men with type 2 diabetes (n = 10).

  • *P < 0.001;

  • P < 0.05;

  • P < 0.01 vs. lean control subjects.