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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Anthropometric Indicators Of Insulin Resistance [indicadores Antropométricos De Resistência à Insulina]
Author: Vasques A.C.J.
Rosado L.
Rosado G.
Ribeiro R.D.C.
Franceschini S.
Geloneze B.
Abstract: Some studies have analyzed the efficacy of anthropometric indicators in predicting insulin resistance (IR), for they are more economic and accessible. In this study, the objective was to discuss the measures and anthropometric indices that have been associated with IR. A bibliographic review was done, based on Scielo, Science Direct and Pubmed. Among these studies, waist and sagittal abdominal diameter presented better predictive capacity for IR, with more consistent results. The waist-to-thigh, waist-to-size, neck-to-thigh ratios, the conicity and the sagittal index have showed positive results; nevertheless, more studies are necessary to consolidate them as predictors to IR. The obtained results, with the use of body mass index and of the waist-to-hip ratio, were inconsistent. In the Brazilian population, the realization of studies evaluating the performance of these indicators in predicting IR is suggested, since the results of the studies conducted in other populations are not always applicable to ours, due to ethnical differences resulting from the great miscegenation in the country.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0066-782X2010000700025
Date Issue: 2010
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