Variables Mean ± SD
Sex (men / women) 20 / 32
Body weight (kg) 97.5 ± 18.5
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 32.3 ± 5.2
Waist circumference (cm) 102.8 ± 14.3
Systolic bloodpressure (mm Hg) 131 ± 18
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 85 ± 11
Fasting plasma glucose (mmol/l) 5.40 ± 0.53
2-h PGL plasma glucose (mmol/l) 5.74 ± 1.27  
Fasting serum insulin (mIU/l) 24.1 ± 15.3
2-h PGL serum insulin (mIU/l) 62.6 ± 43.2
HOMA-IR 5.74 ± 3.77
Totalcholesterol (mmol/l) 5.78 ± 0.76
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 3.61 ± 0.76
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.10 ± 0.34
Triglycerides (mmol/l) 2.60 ±1.74
Table 1: Characteristics of persons with hyperinsulinaemia, normal glucose tolerance and metabolic syndrome; PGL= post glucose load; HOMA-IR= homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance; LDL= low density lipoprotein, HDL= high density lipoprotein