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The accuracy of anthropometric surrogate markers such as the Body adiposity Index (BAI) and other common indexes like the Body Mass index (BMI), Waist to Hip Ratio (WHR) and Waist to Height ratio (WHtR) to predict metabolic sequelae is essential for its use in clinical practice. Thus, we evaluated the strength of BAI and other indexes to relate with anthropometric parameters, adipocytokines, blood lipids, parameters of glucose-homeostasis and blood pressure in 1770 patients from the SAPHIR study in a cross sectional design. Measurements were BAI, BMI, WHR, WHtR, abdominal subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue (aSAT and VAT), total body adipose tissue mass, body weight, waist- and hip circumference (WC and HC), leptin, adiponectin, high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), triglycerides (TG), fasting plasma glucose, fasting plasma insulin, the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), systolic and diastolic blood pressure.BAI was significantly associated leptin and HC. We conclude that BAI was the best calculator for leptin. BAI was inferior to BMI to predict anthropometric parameters other than HC, adiponectin, blood lipids, parameters of glucose homeostasis and blood pressure in this cross sectional study.
Department of Internal Medicine I, Innsbruck, Medical University, Austria.
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Name: Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.)
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