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Table 1 Clinical and biochemical characteristics for obese, BMI and age-matched male (n = 24) and female (n = 36) subjects

From: Metabolic endotoxaemia in childhood obesity

Clinical and biochemical characteristics Male Female p value
Subjects (±SD) Subjects (±SD)
Age (yrs) 14 ± 3 14 ± 2 -
BMI (kg/m2) 34.0 ± 5.1 35.6 ± 5.3 -
Fasting Glucose (mmol/l) 4.4 ± 0.3 4.5 ± 0.5 N/S
2 h glucose, mmol/l 6.0 ± 1.0 5.7 ± 1.0 N/S
HOMA-IR 2.6 ± 1.2 3.3 ± 2.1 N/S
Endotoxin (EU/ml) 10.1 ± 5.4 5.3 ± 3.7 p < 0.01**
CRP (μg/ml) 7.5 ± 8.3 9.0 ± 7.5 N/S
TNF-α (pg/ml) 5.0 ± 2.5 5.9 ± 5.8 N/S
PAI-1 (ng/ml) 27.0 ± 10.7 26.0 ± 15.7 N/S
sICAM-1 (ng/ml) 110.4 ± 37.4 103.1 ± 47.9 N/S
Systolic BP (mmHg) 121.0 ± 10.8 119.1 ± 8.5 N/S
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 74.0 ± 11.2 72.7 ± 8.5 N/S
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD. significant differences in data between male and female subjects are highlighted (P-Value **, p < 0.001)