Selvaraj Sivasankari

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AIMS/HYPOTHESIS To determine the prevalence of the Metabolic syndrome (MetS) using modified ATP III criteria in urban Asian Indian adults. METHODS 475 subjects (age 20-75 years) from a population data base were studied for the MetS using ATP III criteria but with a modified waist circumference (WC) appropriate for Indians. Presence of >or=3 of the(More)
The effect of seaweed liquid fertilizers (SLF) of Sargassum wightii and Caulerpa chemnitzia on growth and biochemical constituents of Vigna sinensis was studied. The seeds soaked with aqueous extract of seaweeds performed better when compared to the water soaked controls. Hundred per cent germination was recorded both in aqueous extract soaked and water(More)
OBJECTIVE Due to a background of high prevalence of type 2 diabetes and the increasing rate of obesity occurring in relatively young urban children, we felt the need to look for type 2 diabetes in children. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A study of cases of type 2 diabetes with age at diagnosis of </=15 years seen at a diabetes speciality center in Chennai,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to compare the abnormalities in insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity in impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and in impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). METHODS Glucose tolerance was determined by oral glucose tolerance test in 289 non-diabetic subjects selected for this study (M : F, 160 : 129, mean age 42.2 +/- 11.0 (SD)(More)
No large study from India has addressed the association of risk variables with coronary artery disease (CAD) in angiographically proved cases. In this study, we analyzed the association of anthropometric variables, lipoproteins, and coagulation parameters with CAD in those cases proved by coronary angiography. A cross-sectional study of 447 men > or = 25(More)
AIMS To determine whether insulin resistance (IR calculated using the HOMA model) has a dominant role in the clustering of cardiovascular risk factors in the Asian Indian population. METHODS A total of 654 non-diabetic subjects aged > or =40 years (male 396: female 258) were selected from a population survey. They had estimates of fasting and 2 h plasma(More)
AIMS To evaluate the sequence of changes in insulin secretion and action in different stages of glucose tolerance and the effect of obesity on insulin profile in South Indian adults. Blood samples from 260 consecutive cases with no known history of diabetes were collected. Plasma insulin levels were measured during a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test.(More)
AIM Familial aggregation of type 2 diabetes and its vascular complications is strong in Indians. In this study, we have analysed whether the age of the parent at birth of the offspring had any influence on the age at diagnosis of diabetes and age at onset of microvascular complications in the diabetic offspring. METHODS Families with either a type 2(More)
AIMS To evaluate the association of plasma proinsulin and insulin resistance (IR) with coronary artery disease (CAD) in non-diabetic subjects. METHODS In this case control study, 41 normoglycaemic men with angiographic evidence of CAD were compared with 41 control men matched for age and glycaemia and with no history or evidence of cardiac diseases.(More)