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Table 3 Correlations between BAT activity and other variables in young male subjects

From: Effects of beta-conglycinin intake on circulating FGF21 levels and brown adipose tissue activity in Japanese young men: a single intake study and a randomized controlled trial

  Dependent variable: Δ BAT activity (1-h after cold exposure)
  Total (n =14) Beta-conglycinin (n =8) Placebo (n = 6)
  r P r P r P
Δ BMI (kg/m²) 0.356 0.211 0.335 0.417 0.430 0.394
Δ Body fat (%) -0.119 0.685 -0.167 0.693 0.074 0.889
Serum metabolic parameters       
Δ Glucose (mg/dL) 0.188 0.519 0.411 0.312 -0.297 0.568
Δ Triglyceride (mg/dL) 0.191 0.514 0.162 0.702 0.265 0.612
Δ AST (U/I) 0.355 0.212 0.497 0.210 -0.616 0.192
Δ ALT (U/I) 0.222 0.445 0.256 0.541 0.654 0.159
Δ FGF21 (pg/mL) 0.591 0.026 0.718 0.045 0.046 0.932
Energy and nutrients intake (/day)       
Δ Energy (kcal) -0.117 0.690 -0.343 0.405 0.232 0.658
Δ Protein (g) -0.230 0.428 -0.468 0.242 0.185 0.726
Δ Fat (g) -0.247 0.394 -0.783 0.022 0.344 0.504
Δ Carbohydrate (g) -0.045 0.878 -0.130 0.758 0.217 0.679
  1. BAT, brown adipose tissue; BMI, body mass index; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; FGF21, fibroblast growth factor 21. Data are the Pearson’s correlation coefficients. Boldface indicates significance.