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Table 1 Clinical and biochemical profile for Arabs and Asians

From: High adiponectin levels in lean Arab women compared to Asian women

Variables Lean N = 18 Overweight N = 49 Obese N = 126
Arabs
FBG (mmol/l) 4.87 ± 0.54 5.26 ± 1.77 6.35 ± 2.76
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) 5.00 ± 0.99 5.20 ± 1.28 5.40 ± 0.99
Triglyceride (mmol/l) 1.02 ± 0.47 1.43 ± .68 1.66 ± 0.89
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 3.05 ± 0.99 3.35 ± 1.22 3.49 ± 0.89
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.54 ± 0.59 1.26 ± 0.30 1.21 ± 0.38
Systolic (mmHg) 109.06 ± 10.23 117.94 ± 15.15 129.72 ± 20.25
Diastolic (mmHg) 66.33 ± 10.15 73.96 ± 8.98 79.53 ± 13.07
Asians
Variables Lean N = 51 Overweight N = 48 Obese N = 33
FBG (mmol/l) 4.99 ± 1.42 5.05 ± 2.62 5.26 ± 1.34
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) 4.99 ± 1.15 5.09 ± 0.95 5.05 ± 0.95
Triglyceride (mmol/l) 1.02 ± 0.52 1.40 ± 0.88 1.45 ± 0.71
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 2.99 ± 0.99 3.07 ± 0.82 3.13 ± 0.83
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.56 ± 0.33 1.26 ± 0.26 1.3 ± 0.30
Systolic (mmHg) 122.82 ± 18.44 122.00 ± 19.15 136.00 ± 21.30
Diastolic (mmHg) 74.31 ± 9.21 79.00 ± 11.34 80.00 ± 13.77