Table 2.

Summary of adiposity and inflammation- and angiogenesis-related biomarker measurements (geometric mean ± SD) among 188 patients with colorectal cancer

Adiposity (mean ± SD)
 SFA, L3/L4 (cm2)203 ± 89.5
 SFA, L4/L5 (cm2)237 ± 93.3
 VFA, L3/L4 (cm2)173 ± 100
 VFA, L4/L5 (cm2)148 ± 78.9
 Ratio 1: VFA:SFA at L3/L40.91 ± 0.54
 Ratio 2: VFA:SFA at L4/L50.66 ± 0.35
Inflammation and angiogenesis-related biomarkers (mean ± SD)
 VEGF-A (pg/mL)827 ± 583
 VEGF-D (pg/mL)859 ± 304
 CRP (mg/L)12.0 ± 20.6
 SAA (mg/L)18.4 ± 34.7
 sICAM-1 (mg/L)0.50 ± 0.22
 sVCAM-1 (mg/L)066 ± 0.34
  • Abbreviations: cm, centimeters; L, liters; mg, milligrams.