C – reactive protein in relation to fasting glucose levels in obese or overweight men

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C – reactive protein in relation to fasting glucose levels in obese or overweight men

Torabi Mohsen, Baghery Hadi, Falah Ahmad
J. Bio. Env. Sci.4( 1), 250-255, January 2014.
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C-reactive protein (CRP) as an inflammatory cytokine is associated with insulin resistance, obesity and type II diabetes. The purpose of this study was to examine the relation of CRP to glucose concentration in adult obese or overweight men and to compare this inflammatory cytokine between normal weight and obese or overweight men. Participants included fourteen non athletes sedentary overweight or obese (30 ≤ BMI ≤ 36) and ten normal weight (20 ≤ BMI ≤ 26) men aged 34 – 41 year. Fasting blood samples were taken after an overnight fast to determine glucose, insulin, and C – reactive protein in two groups. Independent T test used to compare al variables between two groups and Pearson correlation method was used to relation between them. Fasting serum CRP concentrations were higher in obese or overweight subjects than in normal weight men (2205 +/- 805 versus 375 +/- 181 ng/ml, P = 0.005). Serum CRP was positively related with glucose concentration in obese group (p = 0.001, r = 0.77). Based on these finding, we can say serum CRP affect directly glucose concentration in obese individuals.


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