Waist Circumference, Body Mass Index, Hip Circumference and Waist-To-Hip Ratio in type 2 diabetes patients in Gorgan, Iran 201-205
Dr. Abdoljalal Marjani, Gorgan Faculty of Medicine, Dept of Biochemistry
and Biophysics, Biochemistry and Metabolic Disorder
Research Center, Gorgan Faculty of Medicine, Golestan University
of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Golestan province, Iran.
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The present study was aimed to assess the anthropometric parameters of type 2 diabetic patients.
The anthropometric parameters were determined. The data were collected from the subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Gorgan, Iran.
Insulin sensitivity, waist circumference, waist to hip ratio, fasting insulin and beta cell function were higher in males than in females, but the females had a higher body fat percent and hip circumference than the males. The waist circumference was found to correlate positively and significantly with BMI, the waist to hipratio and body fat percentage in diabetic females and males. There was a correlation between the waist circumference and hip circumference in diabetic females. The waist circumference very highly correlated with the body fat percent and the waist to hip ratio was likely to behave similarly in diabetes prediction.
The body mass index, despite having a lower correlation with waist circumference, appears to have the same ability to predict diabetes as do both the body fat percentage and the waist to hip ratio. Waist circumference appears to be a better predictor for diabetes risk than other parameters.