Table 1

The statistical correlation between ALT and BMI with and without controlled variables
Group selected Number Spearman correlation Variables kept statistically constant Partial Pearson correlation
All 0.395 1. Post-prandial glucose levels 0.370
46182 P = 0.000 P = 0.000
All 44714 0.395 1. Post-prandial glucose levels 0.314
P = 0.000 2. Blood pressure P = 0.000
3. Cholesterol
4. Leukocytes
5. Thrombocytes
"Metabolically healthy" 0.237 1. Post-prandial glucose levels 0.215
1. Systolic Blood Pressure < 120 mmHg 1341 P = 0.000 P = 0.000
2. Glucose < 7.8 mmol/L
3. Cholesterol < 5.0 mmol/L
4. Leukocytes < 7100/μL
5. Thrombocytes < 260,000/μL
"Metabolically healthy" but non-obese 1329 0.227 1. Post-prandial glucose levels 0.194
1. Systolic Blood Pressure < 120 mmHg P = 0.000 P = 0.000
2. Glucose < 7.8 mmol/L
3. Cholesterol < 5.0 mmol/L
4. Leukocytes < 7100/μL
5. Thrombocytes < 260,000/μL
6. Body mass index < 30 kg/m2

Grantham et al.

Grantham et al. Nutrition Journal 2014 13:15   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-13-15

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