Anthropometric, clinical and metabolic characterization of patients.

Donors (n = 16) were selected according to BMI and HOMA-IR. Data are expressed as the mean ± SEM. Comparison among groups was performed by Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney tests. Note that in each arrow, "a" and "b" letters in superscript represent statistically different groups. L-IR: Low-degree insulin resistance, H-IR: High-degree insulin resistance. DAP: Diastolic Arterial Pressure, SAP: Systolic Arterial pressure.