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Table 2 Biochemical parameters in the studied groups (mean ± SD).

From: Plasma levels of soluble tumor necrosis factor-α receptors are related to total and LDL-cholesterol in lean, but not in obese subjects

  Lean subjects (n = 33) Obese subjects (n = 30)
HbA1c (%) 5.34 ± 0.41 5.78 ± 0.50*
Plasma glucose (mmol/l) 4.86 ± 0.48 5.35 ± 0.57*
Plasma insulin (pmol/l) 65.84 ± 32.14 105.33 ± 68.60*
M/FFM (μmol × kg-1 × min-1) 50.50 ± 14.64 39.37 ± 12.44*
Plasma TC (mmol/l) 4.43 ± 0.78 5.52 ± 1.08*
Plasma TG (mmol/l) 1.02 ± 0.52 1.64 ± 0.93*
Plasma HDL-C (mmol/l) 1.37 ± 0.32 1.23 ± 0.41
Plasma LDL-C (mmol/l) 2.59 ± 0.81 3.52 ± 0.96*
Plasma NEFA (mmol/l) 0.347 ± 0.116 0.504 ± 0.155*
Plasma TNFα (pg/ml) 4.89 ± 1.53 5.22 ± 2.69
Plasma sTNFR1 (ng/ml) 1.94 ± 0.37 2.36 ± 0.44*
Plasma sTNFR2 (ng/ml) 4.12 ± 0.79 4.74 ± 1.20*
  1. HbA1c, glycated hemoglobin; M/FFM, whole-body glucose uptake normalized per kg of fat-free mass; TC, total cholesterol; TG, triglycerides; HDL-C, HDL-cholesterol; LDL-C, LDL-cholesterol; NEFA, non-esterified fatty acids; TNFα, tumor necrosis factor α; sTNFR1, soluble TNFα receptor 1; sTNFR2, soluble TNFα receptor 2.
  2. *p < 0.05 in obese vs lean subjects.