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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the subjects with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) divided into the slow and fast fibre type sub-groups.

From: Exercise training with dietary counselling increases mitochondrial chaperone expression in middle-aged subjects with impaired glucose tolerance

Characteristics IGTslow IGTfast
n = (Female/Male) 10 (4/6) 12 (2/10)
Age, yr 58.5 ± 2.0 54.1 ± 2.0
BMI (kg/m2) 29.9 ± 0.7 29.9 ± 0.7
Weight, kg 86.9 ± 2.8 92.0 ± 2.2
Myosin heavy chain profile   
MHC I, % 46.4 ± 2.9 30.6 ± 1.0***
MHC IIa, % 36.9 ± 3.5 47.2 ± 2.0**
MHC IIx, % 16.7 ± 3.3 22.2 ± 2.1
Blood chemistry   
Fp-glucose, mmol/l 6.0 ± 0.2 6.0 ± 0.1
2h-glucose, mmol/l 7.8 ± 0.3 7.5 ± 0.5
Fs-insulin, μU/ml 12.9 ± 1.0a 19.5 ± 2.7* b
2 h-insulin, μU/ml 72 ± 13a 117 ± 35b
HbA1c, % 5.7 ± 0.1 5.7 ± 0.1
HOMA-IR 3.5 ± 0.3a 5.2 ± 0.7b
  1. Data are given as means ± SE; * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01, *** P < 0.001 a n = 9, b n = 11, Kruskall-Wallis test for difference between the groups.