Figure 5: Influence of increased body weight and abdominal adiposity on the parameters of mitochondrial respiration (state-III respiration rate = panels A; state-IV respiration rate = panels B; respiratory-control ratio = panels C) when pyruvate/malate was given as substrates. There were six experiments per group. a,b,c,d,e,f: the absence of a common letter between two means in the same panel indicates a significant difference.