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Metabolism. 2006 Dec;55(12):1561-3.

Higher levels of adiponectin in American than in Japanese men despite obesity.

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Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga 520-2192, Japan. kadowaki@belle.shiga-med.ac.jp

Abstract

Levels of adiponectin are inversely associated with obesity levels. We examined the levels of adiponectin in American (n = 98) and Japanese (n = 92) men aged 40 to 49 years. Contrary to our expectations, the American men had higher levels of adiponectin than the Japanese men (13.3 +/- 5.8 vs 7.3 +/- 4.2 (microg/mL) despite higher levels of obesity. Smaller areas of visceral adipose tissue in American than in Japanese men may have resulted in the higher levels of adiponectin.

PMID:
17142124
PMCID:
PMC3713636
DOI:
10.1016/j.metabol.2006.08.004
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