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Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río

versión On-line ISSN 1561-3194


ZUBIZARRETA PEINADO, Karelia et al. Relation between anthropometric characteristics and its repercussion in Diabetes Type-2. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.2, pp.3-19. ISSN 1561-3194.

The interrelation between obesity and type-2 diabetes mellitus is very important from the clinical and epidemiological view point. This study was aimed at assessing the association between the vascular risk and the anthropometric variables in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus, where the body-mass index and the abdominal size were evaluated in relation to the presence of chronic vascular complications in these patients. One hundred twenty (120) patients from 40 to 79 years old, attending to the diabetes mellitus office at "Hermanos Ameijeiras" University Hospital from October 2009 to September 2010 were included in the study considering the medical history, complementary and general clinical examinations. Body-mass index, abdominal size (AS), insulinemia and C-peptide were also determined; (IMC ? de 30 kg/m2 sc) was taken as obesity risk and the augmented abdominal size (in men >102 cm and in women > 88) and these values were related to vascular complications together with C-peptide and insulinemia on empty stomach. Results were statistically analyzed having a significance of p<0.05. Obesity (48,3%) and abdominal size (67,5%) prevailed. Both, the obese ones and those presenting high C-peptide values and insulinemia showed no differences among them. Vascular chronic complications prevailed in type-2 diabetic patients and in those with augmentation of the abdominal fat.

Palabras clave : Diabetic angiopathies [complications]; Type 2 diabetes mellitus [complications]; Type 2 diabetes mellitus [diagnosis]; Obesitiy [complications]; Obesitiy [epidemiology].

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