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Table 2 Pre- and post-weight-loss metabolic biomarkers in the study dogs

From: Obesity-related metabolic dysfunction in dogs: a comparison with human metabolic syndrome

Criterion Pre-weight loss Post-weight loss P 1
BCS 1 8 (7-9) 5 (4-6) <0.001
SBP 2 (mmHg) 155 (108-220) 130 (105-180) 0.008
Cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.6 (2.5-9.3) 5.0 (1.9-7.7) 0.003
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.2 (0.6-5.3) 0.9 (0.1-2.1) 0.018
Glucose (mmol/L) 5.4 (3.5-8.7) 5.2 (3.0-7.4) 0.166
Insulin (pmol/L) 256 (36-687) 135 (24-626) <0.001
Adiponectin (μg/mL) 7.8 (0.8-19.5) 8.0 (1.1-34.9) 0.001
hsCRP (nmol/L) 9.1 (0.1-225.5) 9.1 (0.0-193.6) 0.822
  1. Results are expressed as median (range). 1 Body condition score assessed with a 9-integer scale [19]. 2 Systolic blood pressure, measured indirectly by an oscillometric technique. 3 Urine protein:creatinine ratio. For UPCR, due to lack of availability of urine samples, was measured on 30/35 dogs. All results are expressed as mean, median (range) & number above upper limit; the exception is except for body condition score (BCS), where the mean values are not reported as the data were categorical. hsCRP: high-sensitivity C-reactive protein.