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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study population

From: Altered NK cell function in obese healthy humans

  Normal weight Obese Significance Reference range
(mean ± SEM) (mean ± SEM)
Age (years) 39.3 ± 6.4 47.5 ± 3.9 Ø n.a.
Height (m) 1.77 ± 0.04 1.78 ± 0.03 Ø n.a.
Weight (kg) 70.0 ± 4.2 121.6 ± 5.3 <0.0001 n.a.
BMI (kg/m2) 22.2 ± 0.6 38.5 ± 0.8 <0.0001 n.a.
Triglycerides§ 1.0 ± 0.3 1.8 ± 0.4 Ø [0.5–2.95 mmol/l]
Cholesterol§ 4.4 ± 0.4 4.3 ± 0.3 Ø [4.1–5.2 mmol/l]
Glucose§ 4.3 ± 0.3 5.2 ± 0.3 Ø [3.8–5.5 mmol/l]
  1. SEM = standard error of the mean.
  2. BMI = body mass index.
  3. n.a. = not applicable.
  4. § = measured for 5 normal weight and 5 obese individuals.