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Table 2 Correlations of plasma musclin with anthropometric parameters

From: Positive association between musclin and insulin resistance in obesity: evidence of a human study and an animal experiment

Variable Total (n = 117) Lean (n = 44) Overweight/obese (n = 73)
r P r p r p
Body mass index (kg/m2) 0.327 0.001** 0.142 0.356 0.287 0.014*
Waist-to-hip ratio −0.077 0.410 −0.050 0.746 −0.150 0.204
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) −0.097 0.299 −0.080 0.607 −0.167 0.157
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 0.009 0.926 −0.006 0.967 −0.080 0.499
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) −0.009 0.924 −0.202 0.188 0.044 0.709
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 0.191 0.039* −0.019 0.903 0.237 0.044*
High-density lipoprotein (mmol/L) −0.282 0.002** −0.150 0.331 −0.318 0.006**
Low-density lipoprotein
(mmol/L)
−0.120 0.197 −0.132 0.394 −0.156 0.189
Fasting plasma glucose (mmol/L) −0.158 0.088 −0.174 0.258 0.314 0.007**
Fasting serum insulin (mmol/L) 0.089 0.342 −0.199 0.194 0.147 0.215
HOMA-IR
(μIU x mol/L)
0.13 0.164 −0.292 0.054 0.25 0.033*
Hemoglobin A1c (%) 0.028 0.766 −0.300 0.052 0.172 0.146
  1. Correlations were determined using Spearman correlations
  2. HOMA-IR homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01