Table 1

Characteristics of the study subjects

Men (n = 267) mean (±SD)Women (n = 165) mean (±SD)P
Demographics
 Age (yr)64.5 (±5.5)63.5 (±5.0)0.07
Anthropometrics
 BMI (kg/m2)28.1 (±4.4)28.0 (±5.1)a0.83
 Height (m)1.78 (±0.07)1.63 (±0.06)<0.0001
 Weight (kg)88.6 (±14.8)74.6 (±14.1)a<0.0001
 VAT (cm3)201.5 (±90.2)166.6 (±76.9)<0.0001
 Visceral fat percentage (% of total) (VAT %)41.6 (±9.4)29.4 (±7.3)<0.0001
 SQAT (cm3)278.6 (±108.6)390.0 (±127.1)<0.0001
 Subcutaneous fat percentage (% of total) (SQAT %)58.4 (±9.4)70.6 (±7.3)<0.0001
 Total fat (cm3)480.1 (±173.7)556.7 (±185.7)<0.0001
IGF and IGFBP
 IGF-1 (ng/ml)129.5 (±45.8)108.9 (±43.9)<0.0001
 IGFBP-3 (ng/ml)3048 (±693)3430 (±690)<0.0001
 Ratio (molar)0.156 (±0.040)0.116 (±0.033)<0.0001
 Insulin (μU/ml)19.0 (±16.4)18.6 (±17.8)0.84
  • a n = 164 (because of missing weight).