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Table 3 Significant predictors of breast cancer risk using dependent variables of interest

From: Combined effects of obesity and type 2 diabetes contribute to increased breast cancer risk in premenopausal women

  Dependent Variables
Group IL-6 TGF-α BMI HOMA-IR
Normal weight TGF-α, CRP, BMI
R = 0.64;
p < 0.001
IL-6
R = 0.35
p < 0.009
Adiponectin,
Hip, waist
R = 0.88;
p < 0.001
Insulin, glucose, diastolic,
R = 0.97;
p < 0.001
Overweight Leptin,
R = 0.75;
p < 0.0001
Triglycerides
R = 0.44
P < 0.046
------ Insulin, glucose, LDL, waist
R = 0.98;
p < 0.001
Obese ------ ------ Hip, waist, CRP, adiponectin
R = 0.84;
p = < 0.001
Insulin, glucose, diastolic,
R = 0.97;
p < 0.001
  1. Independent variables entered: BMI, waist circumference, hip circumference, WHR,
  2. leptin, adiponectin, CRP, TNF-α, insulin, HOMA-IR, TGF-α, and IL-6