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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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
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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