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Table 2 Mitochondrial morphological characteristics in metabolically MHNO, MHO and MADO subjects

From: Favourable metabolic profile sustains mitophagy and prevents metabolic abnormalities in metabolically healthy obese individuals

Morphological characteristics MHNO (n = 3) MHO (n = 3) MADO (n = 3)
Mitochondria (#/cell) 6.8 ± 1.5 7.2 ± 1.3 7.1 ± 0.5
Aspect ratio 1.81 ± 0.5 1.84 ± 0.9 1.20 ± 0.4**#
Form factor 1.63 ± 0.1 1.62 ± 0.5 1.16 ± 0.4**##
% of damaged mitochondria 25.2 ± 3.3 29.1 ± 2.3 64.0 ± 1.2***###
  1. Data expressed as mean ± SD, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001 vs. MHNO
  2. #p < 0.05, ## p < 0.01, ### p < 0.001 vs. MHO