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Table 1 Clinical and laboratory data

From: Early impairment of contractility reserve in patients with insulin resistance in comparison with healthy subjects

Parameter IR patients Controls p
Age (yrs) 52.6 ± 2.1 51.8 ± 2.0 ns
Weight (kg) 81.3 ± 14 72 ± 14 ns
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 27.3 ± 1.4 26 ± 3.0 <0.05
Waist circumference (cm) 98 ± 6.2 92 ± 5.3 ns
Fasting glucose (mg/dl) 114 ± 13 92 ± 11 <0.01
Homa IR 7 ± 5.2 1.4 ± 0.8 <0.01
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 204 ± 16 184 ± 26 ns
HDL (mg/dl) 52 ± 11 57 ± 9 ns
LDL (mg/dl) 128 ± 14 117 ± 18 ns
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 149 ± 50 111 ± 38 ns
Smoking None None --
Hypertension (%) no LVH 27% 35% ns
  1. Abbreviations: BMI Body mass index, LVH left ventricle hypertrophy.