Table 2: Cardiovascular risk markers and hepatic aminotransferases (Mean ± SEM) in GH-Deficient and GH-Sufficient Obese premenopausal women.

GH Peak (3 ng/mL)GH Peak (>3 ng/mL)P value
n=9N=39

Age (year)42.3±2.330.4±2.4NS
BMI (kg/m2)45.5±1.633.8±1.0.007
Mid-waist circumference (cm)117±2.399.0±3.1.039
Waist/hip ratio0.97±0.040.89±0.02NS
Total body fat (%)46.9±1.036.8±1.2.004
Trunk fat (cm2)185.0±6.7131.2±9.2.048
IGF-I (ng/mL)103.3±6.5158.3±18.2NS
IGFBP-34.9±0.24.6±0.3NS
Total cholesterol (mg/dL)231±14.0165±8.3.039
HDL (mg/dL)43.5±2.054.2±1.8NS
LDL (mg/dL)173±2.595.2±7.044
Triglyceride (mg/dL)172±29.586.4±13.4.047
Fasting glucose (mg/dL)99.7±2.091.7±2.0NS
Fasting Insulin (μU/mL)20.9±0.310.8±1.3.005
HOMA-IR5.3±0.252.6±1.5.018
Leptin20.1±3.524.7±3.6NS
GOT (IU/L)31.3±2.017.6±1.0.012
GPT (IU/L)42.3±4.420.2±1.5.022
GGT (IU/L)65.0±9.213.8±1.2.007