Kato, Yoshikane Kanaiso Hospital
Sakamoto, Kazuki Sakamoto Hospital
Ogawa, Tomoya Sakamoto Hospital
Bando, Masahiro Tokushima University
Yonei, Yoshikazu Doshisha University
waist-to-height ratio thigh-to-waist ratio
type 2 diabetes mellitus
The purpose of this study was to investigate anthropometric factors for the patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Subjects were 80 T2DM patients with 67.7 ± 12.9 years old. Methods included basal blood test including HbA1c and measured height, body weight, waist circumference (WC) and thigh circumference (TC). Several factors were calculated and investigated the correlation among Body Mass Index (BMI), HbA1c. WC, TC, Waist to Height ratio (WHtR), Thigh to Height ratio (THtR) and Thigh to Waist ratio (TWaR). Results were as follows: 1) Average BMI was 25.1 kg/m2 and average HbA1c was 7.2%, 2). There was significant correlation between WC and TC (p<0.01). 3) Significant correlations were revealed between BMI and WC, WHtR, THtR. 4)Similarly, between HbA1c and WC and WHtR. 5) Negative significant correlation was shown between HbA1c and TWaR with the Coefficient -0.25 and p=0.26. WC and TC might indicate central adiposity and muscle volume, respectively, suggesting that TWaR could become the fundamental data and the possible utilization of TWaR on the clinical research in the future.
Integrative Obesity and Diabetes
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