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Table 1 General characteristics of the studied patients

From: Impact of individual metabolic risk components or its clustering on endothelial and smooth muscle cell function in men

  Control (n = 18) Metabolic syndrome (n = 19)
Age (years) 48 ± 15 51 ± 9
Body weight (kg) 65.3 ± 8.4 76.4 ± 8.3**
Body mass index (kg/m2) 23.1 ± 2.3 27.8 ± 2.7**
Waist circumference (cm) 84.1 ± 9.8 93.9 ± 7.2**
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 121 ± 13 134 ± 19**
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 74 ± 7 81 ± 10*
Heart rate (beats/min) 68 ± 8 68 ± 11
Glucose (mmol/L) 5.7 ± 1.6 7.5 ± 2.7*
Insulin (pmol/L) 44.5 ± 28.9 79.0 ± 42.0**
Haemoglobin A1c (%) 5.4 ± 1.1 7.0 ± 2.1*
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 2.79 ± 0.70 3.13 ± 0.66
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.41 ± 0.48 1.22 ± 0.20
Triglyceride (mmol/L) 1.12 ± 0.70 2.53 ± 1.04**
Adiponectin (log µg/ml) 0.87 ± 0.15 0.72 ± 0.12**
M (mg/kg/min) 7.81 ± 2.86 4.14 ± 2.04**
  1. Mean ± SD, * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01 vs control