Table 1

Clinical and biochemical characteristics of the 24 studied patients

CD (n=8)OB (n=8)N (n=8)
Female/male5/38/07/1
Age, years42.72±11.1841.56±8.9540.38±17.67
BMI, kg/m221.3±4.16*44.72±5.8723.74±2.01
Fasting glucose, mg/dl96.13±19.45*137±70.2890.75±7.5
Fasting insulin, mU/l7.32±10.89*24.68±22.385.84±5.71
HDL cholesterol, mg/dl33±7.17* 49.2±16.0850.33±15.03
LDL cholesterol, mg/dl81.63±19.9492.4±10.36115.17±28.68
Triglycerides, mg/dl111.5±30.63*195±40.51100±30.9
Fibrinogen, mg/dl504.5±113.6* 372±39.3339.63±84.8
CRP, mg/dl3.51±4.86* 0.53±0.340.33±0.24
  • Data are expressed as mean±SD.

  • * p<0.05 versus OB.

  • p<0.05 versus N.

  • BMI, body mass index; CD, Crohn's disease; CRP, C reactive protein; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; LDL, low-density lipoprotein; N, normal weight; OB, obesity.