Table 1.

Characteristics of participants

Total number37
Female (%)28 (75.7)
Age (y)42.0 (13.2)
BMI (kg/m2)48.4 (8.8)
Fasting plasma glucose (mg/dL)97.1 (14.0)
Fasting plasma insulin (μU/mL)21.1 (7.8)
HbA1C (%)5.6 (0.4)
HOMA-IR (mg/dL × μU/mL)4.6 (2.2)
Alanine aminotransferase (IU/L)27.8 (12.7)
Aspartate aminotransferase (IU/L)24.3 (6.7)
LDL cholesterol (mg/dL)103 (36.0)
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL)43.3 (9.0)
Triglyceride (mg/dL)149 (92.0)
  • SI conversion factors: To convert HDL and LDL to mmol/L, multiply by 0.0259; to convert triglyceride to mmol/L, multiply by 0.0113. Data are expressed as mean (SD) unless otherwise indicated. HbA1C, hemoglobin A1C; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; HOMA-IR, homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance index; LDL, low-density lipoprotein.