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Table 2 Association between biochemical indices and body composition parameters

From: Adipocytokines in obese Ghanaian subjects with or without type 2 diabetes

Variables Control group (obese non-diabetics (80) Case group (obese diabetics (80)
BMI Body fat Muscle mass Visceral fat BMI Body fat Muscle mass Visceral fat
Glucose
 r 0.258 0.315  0.378 -0.091 0.077 0.104 − 0.080 0.145
 p 0.107 0.048 0.016 0.579 0.636 0.525 0.624 0.373
TCHOL
 r − 0.004 − 0.138 0.195 0.300 0.078 0.004 0.022 − 0.077
 p 0.981 0.397 0.229 0.060 0.633 0.979 0.895 0.638
TG
 r 0.025 − 0.301 0.351 0.504 0.075 − 0.178 0.197 0.222
 p 0.878 0.059 0.026 0.001 0.644 0.271 0.224 0.169
HDL
 r − 0.227 0.165 − 0.160 − 0.179 − 0.033 0.117 − 0.101 − 0.230
 p 0.159 0.310 0.325 0.357 0.841 0.473 0.535 0.153
LDL
 r 0.131 − 0.057 0.125 0.292 0.075 0.024 − 0.004 − 0.090
 p 0.421 0.727 0.443 0.067 0.645 0.884 0.978 0.579
VLDL
 r 0.029 − 0.303 0.355 0.515 0.076 − 0.184 0.204 0.222
 p 0.858 0.058 0.025 0.001 0.641 0.255 0.207 0.169
CR
 r 0.278 − 0.166 0.242 0.350 0.044 − 0.070 0.062 0.076
 p 0.082 0.306 0.133 0.027 0.786 0.668 0.705 0.639
Leptin
 r 0.444 0.572  0.555 − 0.114 0.237 0.635  0.602 − 0.144
 p 0.004 0.001 0.001 0.483 0.141 0.001 0.001 0.377
hsCRP
 r 0.033 0.211 − 0.158 − 0.005 0.172 0.113 − 0.035 0.125
 p 0.840 0.191 0.329 0.973 0.289 0.489 0.830 0.443
  1. Table 2 shows the association between several correlates with body composition
  2. Italic results indicate significant relationships
  3. TCHOL total cholesterol; HDL high density lipoprotein; LDL low density lipoprotein; VLDL very low density lipoprotein; TG triglyceride; BMI body mass index; hsCRP high sensitivity C-reactive protein; CR coronary risk