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Table 4 Comparison of blood biochemical parameters between heavyweight Judo and football groups

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

  Heavyweight (n = 41) P value Normal range
  Judo (n = 19) Football (n = 22)
AST* (U/L) 28 (20–44) 30 (24–37) 0.856 10–40
ALT* (U/L) 36 (23–54) 40 (31–48) 0.872 5–45
γ-GTP* (U/L) 29 (23–43) 35 (28–47) 0.371 <80
Total-C (mg/dL) 174 ± 33 183 ± 31 0.373 120–219
HDL-C (mg/dL) 47 ± 8 49 ± 8 0.470 40–85
LDL-C (mg/dL) 96 ± 35 112 ± 24 0.107 140
TG* (mg/dL) 135 (90–185) 103 (66–131) 0.107 30–149
UA (mg/dL) 7.4 ± 1.3 6.4 ± 1.5 0.026 3.8–7.0
FPG* (mg/dL) 83 (79–90) 87 (83–91) 0.333 70–109
Insulin* (μIU/mL) 8.6 (4.9–11.7) 7.7 (5.8–11.4) 0.707 1.7–10.4
HOMA-IR* 1.99 (1.05–2.42) 1.58 (1.16–2.77) 0.631 <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 Judo and Football groups were assessed by unpaired t test. Significant differences, P < 0.05