Table 1

Descriptive characteristics for obese and non-obese control subjects

Descriptive characteristic

Controla (n = 15)

Obesea (n = 15)


BMI (kg/m2)

21.7 ± 2.1

(19.5 to 27.6)

46.8 ± 6.5

(38.7 to 61.3)

Age (years)

28.0 ± 10.4

(20 to 60)

37.8 ± 7.0

(26 to 49)

BDI-II score

n.a.

5.6 ± 4.2

(0 to 14)

Striatal D2/3R availability (BPND)

1.12 ± 0.24

(0.75 to 1.78)

0.86 ± 0.22

(0.5 to 1.28)


aData are shown as mean ± standard deviation (range); BDI-II, Beck Depression Inventory version II.

de Weijer et al. EJNMMI Research 2011 1:37   doi:10.1186/2191-219X-1-37

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