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Insulin resistance and anthropometric parameters: A cross-sectional study in adult men

Sokhanguei Yahya

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Int. J. Biosci.3(4), 228-233, April 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/3.4.228-233


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To determine relationship between insulin resistance and anthropometrical indexes, twenty four healthy sedentary men aged 33 ± 3.8 years were participated in this study by accessible sampling. Fasting serum of all participants were collected in order to measuring insulin and glucose for calculation insulin resistance after an overnight fast. Body weight, body fat percentage, body mass index (BMI) and other parameters of anthropometrical indexes were also measured in all subjects. The correlations between variables were determined using the bivariate correlation test. High positive associations was observed between insulin resistance with all anthropometrical indexes as body weight (p = 0.005, r = 0.533), body fat percentage (p = 0.002, r = 0.600), visceral fat (p = 0.000, r = 0.750), BMI (p = 0.000, r = 0.711) and other anthropometrical markers in studied subjects. Based on these data, we can suggest anthropometrical markers as a precise predictor of insulin resistance in obese men.


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