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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population (n = 143)

From: Anthropometric and blood parameters for the prediction of NAFLD among overweight and obese adults

General characteristics
 Age 50.1 ± 8.1
 Women (%) 49.7
 University Degree (%) 46.1
 Alcohol intake (g/d)a 11.0 ± 13.3
Anthropometry
 BMI (kg/m2) 31.4 ± 3.7
 Waist circumference (women) (cm) 99.5 ± 10.1
 Waist circumference (men) (cm) 109.1 ± 10.6
 Height (cm) 172.9 ± 9.8
Liver fat
 Liver fat content (%) 7.7 ± 6.0
 NAFLD (%)b 52.5
Liver function
 AST (U/l) 22.9 ± 5.3
 ALT (U/l) 26.7 ± 11.1
 AST to ALT ratio 1.0 ± 0.3
 GGT (U/l) 26.8 ± 15.8
 ALP (U/l) 70.7 ± 16.9
 LDH (U/l) 196.6 ± 28.7
 Albumin (g/l) 43.7 ± 2.2
 Bilirubin (mg/dl) 0.7 ± 0.3
Kidney function
 Uric acid (mg/dl) 30.1 ± 6.8
 Creatinine (mg/dl) 0.8 ± 0.1
Lipid metabolism
 HDL (mg/dl) 54.0 ± 14.2
 LDL (mg/dl) 125.9 ± 27.1
 Triglycerides (mg/dl) 132.8 ± 80.7
Glucose metabolism
 Glucose (nmol/l) 5.2 ± 0.4
 HbA1c (%) 5.5 ± 0.3
 Insulin (pg/ml) 6.8 ± 4.3
 HOMA-IR (μU/mmol/l) 1.6 ± 1.1
Iron metabolism
 Ferritin (μg/l) 148.8 ± 142.0
 Iron (μmol/l) 17.9 ± 6.6
 Total Iron Binding Capacity (μmol/l) 61.6 ± 7.7
 Transferrin (g/l) 2.9 ± 0.4
Adipokines and cytokines
 CRP (pg/ml) 3.1 ± 3.3
 Adiponectin (pg/ml) 17.5 ± 11.2
 Leptin (pg/ml) 8.9 ± 9.4
 Resistin (pg/ml) 4.3 ± 1.8
 IL-6 (pg/ml) 1.6 ± 2.0
 IL-8 (pg/ml) 11.1 ± 12.3
 Interferon-γ (pg/ml) 14.8 ± 13.9
 TNF-α (pg/ml) 4.5 ± 2.6
  1. Continuous values shown as arithmetic mean ± standard deviation;
  2. aas assessed by 7-day dietary record
  3. bNon-alcoholic fatty liver disease (liver fat content > 5.56%)