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Table 2 Mean metabolite factor levels in MHO and MetS groups

From: Serum metabolic profiles in overweight and obese women with and without metabolic syndrome

Factor MHO n = 42 MetS n = 36 p-value adj p-value
1) Amino acids and glycoproteins −0.34 (0.98) 0.43 (0.86) 0.001 0.001
2) Fatty acids and phospholipids −0.31 (0.82) 0.39 (1.08) 0.003 0.002
3) PUFA −0.16 (1.06) 0.21 (0.89) 0.120 0.631
4) Ketone bodies 0.07 (1.05) −0.09 (0.94) 0.497 0.377
5) Gluconeogenic intermediates 0.06 (0.97) −0.08 (1.04) 0.555 0.944
6) Miscellaneous 0.04 (0.97) −0.05 (1.05) 0.726 0.464
7) Miscellaneous 0.08 (0.99) −0.10 (1.01) 0.431 0.700
8) Miscellaneous 0.15 (0.75) −0.18 (1.23) 0.167 0.228
  1. MHO = metabolically healthy overweight/obese; MetS = metabolic syndrome. Values are given as mean (SD); Factor 1(leucine, isoleucine, valine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, orosomucoid); Factor 2 (total fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, omega7 and 9 fatty acids, linoleic acid, mono-unsaturated fatty acids, total phosphoglycerides, total phosphocholines); Factor 3 (docosahexaenoic acid, polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids); Factor 4 (acetoacetate, 3-hydroxybutyrate); Factor 5 (glutamine, glycine, pyruvate); Factor 6 (acetate, histidine); Factor 7 (creatinine, citrate); Factor 8 (urea). P-values are for the difference in mean metabolite factor levels between MHO and MetS groups with and without adjustment for age, fat mass and waist circumference.