Inverse correlations between urinary taurine excretion and dyslipidemic risk in Japanese adolescent girls. The participants who had successfully collected 24-h urine were divided into higher (n = 106) and lower groups (n = 106) at a median of urinary taurine excretion. (A) Serum triglyceride level, (B) plasma insulin level and (C) HOMA-IR were estimated in higher and lower urinary taurine excretion groups. Values are expressed as means ± SE. Tau: taurine, *P < 0.05.