Higher levels of adiponectin in American than in Japanese men despite obesity

Takashi Kadowaki, Akira Sekikawa, Tomonori Okamura, Tomoko Takamiya, Atsunori Kashiwagi, Wahid R. Zaky, Hiroshi Maegawa, Aiman El-Saed, Yasuyuki Nakamura, Rhobert W. Evans, Daniel Edmundowicz, Yoshikuni Kita, Lewis H. Kuller, Hirotsugu Ueshima

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Abstract

Levels of adiponectin are inversely associated with obesity levels. We examined the levels of adiponectin in American (n = 98) and Japanese (n = 92) men aged 40 to 49 years. Contrary to our expectations, the American men had higher levels of adiponectin than the Japanese men (13.3 ± 5.8 vs 7.3 ± 4.2 (μg/mL) despite higher levels of obesity. Smaller areas of visceral adipose tissue in American than in Japanese men may have resulted in the higher levels of adiponectin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1561-1563
Number of pages3
JournalMetabolism: clinical and experimental
Volume55
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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    Kadowaki, T., Sekikawa, A., Okamura, T., Takamiya, T., Kashiwagi, A., Zaky, W. R., Maegawa, H., El-Saed, A., Nakamura, Y., Evans, R. W., Edmundowicz, D., Kita, Y., Kuller, L. H., & Ueshima, H. (2006). Higher levels of adiponectin in American than in Japanese men despite obesity. Metabolism: clinical and experimental, 55(12), 1561-1563. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.metabol.2006.08.004