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Table 3 Comparison of blood biochemical parameters between heavyweight and nonheavyweight groups

From: Characteristics of body composition and cardiometabolic risk of Japanese male heavyweight Judo athletes

  Heavyweight Nonheavyweight P value Normal range
  (n = 41) (n = 17)
AST* (U/L) 28 (24–38) 24 (20–30) 0.053 10–40
ALT* (U/L) 38 (29–49) 20 (15–27) <0.001 5–45
γ-GTP* (U/L) 32 (26–44) 23 (15–26) <0.001 <80
Total-C (mg/dL) 179 ± 32 179 ± 31 0.966 120–219
HDL-C (mg/dL) 48 ± 8 51 ± 6 0.220 40–85
LDL-C (mg/dL) 105 ± 30 109 ± 24 0.581 140
TG* (mg/dL) 112 (75–165) 80 (66–110) 0.086 30–149
UA (mg/dL) 6.9 ± 1.5 6.2 ± 1.0 0.048 3.8–7.0
FPG* (mg/dL) 85 (82–91) 80 (78–84) 0.012 70–109
Insulin* (μIU/mL) 8.4 (5.7–11.3) 5.3 (4.4–6.5) 0.011 1.7–10.4
HOMA-IR* 1.72 (1.13–2.52) 1.02 (0.91–1.36) 0.008 <2.50
  1. Data were expressed as mean ± SD or median (inter quartile range). AST aspartate aminotransferase, ALT alanine aminotransferase, γ-GTP γ-glutamyl transpeptidase, Total-C total cholesterol, HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-C low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, TG triglyceride, UA uric acid, FPG fasting plasma glucose, HOMA-IR homeostasis model assessment insulin resistance, *Log-transformed variables for non-normally distributed variables (AST, ALT, γ-GTP, TG, FPG, insulin, HOMA-IR) were used to analysis. The low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) was calculated using the Friedewald equation. P value for difference between heavyweight and nonheavyweight groups was assessed by unpaired t test. Significant differences, P < 0.05