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Artery Research

Volume 12, Issue C, December 2015, Pages 7 - 7

P2.5 SEX-DEPENDENT DIFFERENCES IN OBESITY INDICES AND INFLAMMATORY MARKERS IN NON-DIABETIC OBESE PATIENTS

Authors
Mariusz Stępień*, Anna Stępień, Rafał N. Wlazeł, Marek Paradowski, Maciej Banach, Jacek Rysz
Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
Available Online 23 November 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artres.2015.10.212How to use a DOI?
Abstract

Background: The aim of the study was to asses sex-dependent differences of obesity indices and inflammatory markers in non-diabetic hypertensive obese patients.

Material and methods: 40 females and 25 males aged 59.8 ±10.1 and 54.6±11.9 years, respectively, were enrolled into the study. Serum TNF-α, IL-6 and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels were estimated. Waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), body mass index (BMI), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), visceral adiposity index (VAI) and body adiposity index (BAI) were measured or calculated.

Results: In males WC and WHR were higher than in females (117.0 ±10.8 cm vs 108.5 ±10.4 cm; p < 0.01 and 1.01±0.06 vs 0.91±0.06; p < 0.0001, respectively). In females BAI and hs-CRP were higher than in the males (41.7 ±6.9 vs 33.5 ±5.0; p < 0.0001 and 3.2 ±2.2 mg/l vs 2.1 ±1.5 mg/l; p < 0.05, respectively).

In females hs-CRP positively correlated with WHtR (r = 0.321; p< 0.05), BMI and BAI (r = 0.305; p = 0.05, and r = 0.309; p = 0.05, respectively). In males hs-CRP positively correlated with WHtR, BAI and VAI (r= 0.458; p < 0.05; r = 0.440; p < 0.05 and r = 0.443; p < 0.05, respectively), IL-6 positively correlated with VAI (r = 0.472; p < 0.05) and TNF-α negatively correlated with WHR (r = −0.408; p < 0.05).

Conclusions: Obesity related chronic inflammation is more evident in females than in males. Differences in WC, WHR and BAI are sex dependent.

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Journal
Artery Research
Volume-Issue
12 - C
Pages
7 - 7
Publication Date
2015/11
ISSN (Online)
1876-4401
ISSN (Print)
1872-9312
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artres.2015.10.212How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

Cite this article

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Mariusz Stępień*
AU  - Anna Stępień
AU  - Rafał N. Wlazeł
AU  - Marek Paradowski
AU  - Maciej Banach
AU  - Jacek Rysz
PY  - 2015
DA  - 2015/11
TI  - P2.5 SEX-DEPENDENT DIFFERENCES IN OBESITY INDICES AND INFLAMMATORY MARKERS IN NON-DIABETIC OBESE PATIENTS
JO  - Artery Research
SP  - 7
EP  - 7
VL  - 12
IS  - C
SN  - 1876-4401
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