Control-patients (N=15) Obese –normotensive patients (N=20) Obese hypertensive patients (N=20)
Cytokine markers TNF-α (ng/ml) 2.3 ± 4.7 7.3 ± 1.9*a   29.3 ± 7.6*#a
IL-6(ng/ml) 1.2 ± 0.2 5.48 ± 1*a 17.4 ± 3*#a
IL-23(ng/ml) 16 ± 3.1 100.6 ± 14.9*a 40.5 ± 10.5*#a
Values are means ± SD for control healthy, obese normotensive and hypertensive patients groups (I and II). Values are statistically significant at aP<0.01. Values (*) is significantly different from control group; (#) significantly different from normotensive obese patients using one way ANOVA (SPSS program).
Table 3: Serum endothelial and inflammatory markers in control, obese normotensive and hypertensive patients.