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Table 1 Baseline anthropometric and biochemical characteristics

From: Low-grade chronic inflammation is attenuated by exercise training in obese adults through down-regulation of ASC gene in peripheral blood: a pilot study

Variables Diet group (n = 22) Diet-exercise group (n = 15) p
Age (years) 40 ± 8.1 33.6 ± 9.6 0.032
Sex (M/W) 6/16 5/10 1.000
Weight (kg) 92.4 ± 13.2 89.0 ± 10.5 0.389
MSM (kg) 29.6 ± 7.1 28.3 ± 6.8 0.580
FFM (kg) 53.3 ± 11.6 50.8 ± 11.2 0.510
BFM (kg) 39.1 ± 8.3 37.9 ± 8.5 0.681
BFP (%) 42.5 ± 7.5 42.9 ± 8.9 0.882
BMI (kg/m2) 33.6 ± 3.2 33.1 ± 2.8 0.604
WC (cm) 102.1 ± 10.1 96.4 ± 9.4 0.081
Abdominal fat (kg) 19.6 ± 3.2 19.4 ± 3.5 0.869
Glucose (mg/dL) 94.5 ± 14.6 91.1 ± 7.9 0.406
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 187.3 ± 34.6 184.6 ± 30.4 0.800
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 167.4 ± 91.2 138.5 ± 81.8 0.313
HDL-c (mg/dL) 38.3 ± 7.8 43.4 ± 8.1 0.060
LDL-c (mg/dL) 115.1 ± 22.7 111.4 ± 27.4 0.642
VLDL-c (mg/dL) 33.5 ± 18.2 27.7 ± 16.4 0.309
Insulin (IU/dL) 23.0 ± 13.5 17.5 ± 8.5 0.152
HOMA-IR 5.5 ± 3.5 3.9 ± 2.11 0.123
Atherogenic index 5.09 ± 1.4 4.3 ± 0.8 0.070
  1. The results are shown in mean ± standard deviation
  2. M man, W woman, MSM musculoskeletal mass, FFM fat-free mass, BFM body fat mass, BFP body fat percentage, BMI body mass index, WC waist circumference, HDL-c high-density lipoproteins, LDL-c low-density lipoproteins, VLDL-c very low-density lipoproteins, HOMA-IR homeostatic model assessment—insulin resistance index