Skip to main content

Table 4 Multivariate linear regression analysis of variables related with percentage of changes of HOMA-IR index in obese non-diabetic men with metabolic syndrome after weight loss >5% (N = 27)

From: Correlation between reduction of superior interventricular groove epicardial fat thickness and improvement of insulin resistance after weight loss in obese men

Predictor (*percentage of changes) Standardized coefficient β p
Subcutaneous fat area 0.090 0.609
Abdominal visceral fat area −0.148 0.408
SIVG EAT thickness 0.322 0.044
Leptin 0.626 <0.001
  1. Dependent variable: percentage changes of HOMA-IR.
  2. EAT: epicardial adipose tissue.
  3. SIVG: superior interventricular groove.
  4. HOMA-IR: homeostasis model assessment (HOMA) of insulin resistance = (fasting glucose mg/dl × fasting insulin μU/mL)/405.
  5. *Percentage of changes = (after - before)/before weight loss.