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Clinical Study

Gender Differences Relating to Metabolic Syndrome and Proinflammation in Finnish Subjects with Elevated Blood Pressure

Table 2

Insulin, hs-CRP, and cytokines according to the presence of metabolic syndrome.

Variables MetS not presentMetS present
Men ( )Women ( ) Men ( )Women ( )
Mean (SD)Mean (SD)Mean (SD)Mean (SD)

fP-insulin, mU/L9.2 (4.4)8.4 (2.8).06515.3 (7.8)15.0 (12.4).85
hs-CRP, pg/mL1.32 (1.58)1.25 (1.37).651.68 (1.70)2.35 (1.99).013
Adiponectin, g/mL5.02 (2.50)8.87 (4.84) .0014.11 (2.36)6.64 (3.72) .001
IL-1Ra, pg/mL157 (81)174 (147).17212 (208)289 (242).014

type -test. MetS: metabolic syndrome defined by the NCEP criteria. fp: fasting insulin. hs-CRP: high sensitive C-reactive protein. IL-1Ra: interleukin 1-receptor antagonist.

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