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Table 1 Characteristics of the subjects for DPP4 %Meth analysis in VAT and WBCs

From: Comparison of the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 gene methylation levels between severely obese subjects with and without the metabolic syndrome

  VAT experiment WBCs experiment
Phenotypes MetS− MetS+ MetS− MetS+
Number of men/women (n) 12/60 14/19 0/9 0/8
Number of MetS criteria (n) 1-2 4-5 1-2 5
Smokers (n) 13 (18.1%) 5 (16.1%) 0 0
Age (years) 35.3±8.8 35.4±7.5 35.6±8.4 36.1±8.5
BMI (kg/m2) 49.7±8.4 53.6±13.2 47.6±5.6 47.4±5.4
Waist circumference (cm) 131.3±18.7 145.0±22.0 132.3±10.5 125.6±10.3
Fasting glucose (mmol/L) 4.87±0.36** 6.23±0.71** 4.90±0.38** 6.05±0.43**
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.12±0.32** 2.73±1.50** 1.19±0.34** 3.19±2.14**
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.50±0.27** 1.02±0.16** 1.48±0.30** 0.99±0.19**
LDL-cholesterol (mmol/L) 2.80±0.77 3.03±0.90 2.70±0.64 2.74±1.06
Total-cholesterol (mmol/L) 4.81±0.84 5.17±0.89 4.72±0.72 4.93±1.03
SBP (mmHg) 127.3±13.2** 149.5±15.6** 138.8±17.0 145.4±9.0
DBP (mmHg) 76.9±6.0** 93.1±9.6** 78.9±5.8** 95.9±6.7**
  1. Mean±SD or n are presented in the table.
  2. All the study subjects were non-diabetic and were not using any medication to treat MetS components.
  3. Non-normally distributed phenotypes were transformed for the comparison of mean phenotype levels between MetS groups; for the VAT experiment: body mass index (BMI) (−1/(X)), fasting glucose (−1/(X)), triglycerides (−1/(1+X)) and DBP (−1/(X)); for the WBCs experiment: triglycerides (log10X) and HDL-cholesterol (log10X). **P < 0.01.