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Box-whisker plots showing the levels of total and high molecular weight (HMW) adiponectin (panels A-B), leptin (panel C), and the leptin-to-HMW adiponectin ratio (L/HMW) in the BMI-categorized groups, according to sex.

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posted on 18.02.2011, 02:12 by Giuseppe Murdolo, Bettina Nowotny, Federica Celi, Miranda Donati, Vittorio Bini, Francesco Papi, Gabi Gornitzka, Serena Castellani, Michael Roden, Adriano Falorni, Christian Herder, Alberto Falorni

Boxes represent median (line in the middle of the boxes) and interquartile ranges (25th and 75th percentile; lines at the bottom and the top of the boxes, respectively). Error bars are 5th and 95th percentiles. Differences between groups were analysed by Kruskal-Wallis test with Bonferroni's post-hoc correction. L: lean; OW: overweight; OB: obese; p = 0.001 vs OB boys and OB girls; #p<0.001 vs OW and OB girls and vs OB boys; *p<0.0001 vs OW and OB boys and vs OW and OB girls; p<0.0001 vs L and OB boys and vs L and OB girls; p<0.0001 vs L and OW boys and vs L girls; **p<0.0001 vs L and OW boys and girls; §p<0.0001 vs L girls and boys.

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