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Abbreviations: ASP acylation stimulating protein; BMI, body mass index; Chol, cholesterol; hsCRP, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein; NEFA, non-esterified fatty acid; TG, triglyceride; The values are presented as mean±s.d. and significant differences analyzed by Student’s t-test for non-diabetic women vs diabetic women where pNS indicates not significant. For diabetic and lipid lowering medication, results were analyzed by χ2.