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BACKGROUND Expression and activity of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 21 hormone-like protein are associated with development of several metabolic disorders. This study was designed to investigate whether serum FGF21 level was also associated with the metabolic syndrome-related cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, and its clinical features in a(More)
OBJECTIVE Decreased serum vitamin D level is a common observation in obese adults. Since no Chinese population-based study has yet evaluated the relationship between serum vitamin D levels and the accurate adiposity variables, this study investigated the association of serum vitamin D (assessed by 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 [25(OH)D3]) levels with precise body(More)
OBJECTIVE The relationship between serum osteocalcin levels and body fat distribution remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the association between serum osteocalcin levels and visceral fat area (VFA) in Chinese men. DESIGN Total serum osteocalcin levels were measured in 1768 Chinese men (22-75 yr old) by electrochemiluminescence immunoassay.(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have revealed that body mass index (BMI) inversely influenced serum glycated albumin (GA), which may cause an underestimation of GA-monitored short-term hyperglycemic control. OBJECTIVE This study was to investigate the association between anthropometric variables (BMI and waist circumference (W)) and accurate adiposity variables(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of the present study was to explore the correlations of 1,5-anhydroglucitol (l,5-AG), glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), and glycated albumin (GA) with insulin sensitivity and secretion. SUBJECTS AND METHODS In total, 302 patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (166 men, 136 women) were enrolled in this study. The homeostasis(More)
The present study was designed to investigate the relationship between serum osteocalcin levels and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in Chinese men. In all, 1558 men (21-78 years old) were recruited to the study. Serum osteocalcin, glucose and lipid profiles were determined. Demographic and clinical characteristics were recorded. All participants(More)
CONTEXT Recent studies highlight a critical interaction between adipocyte fatty acid binding protein (A-FABP) and cardiovascular disorders. However, associations of A-FABP with subclinical atherosclerosis in a population with normal glucose tolerance remain unknown. OBJECTIVE The study aimed to evaluate the relationship between A-FABP and carotid(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the associations of two nontraditional glycemic markers, glycated albumin (GA) and 1,5-anhydroglucitol (1,5-AG), as well as glycated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS In total, 272 subjects (178 men and 94 postmenopausal women) were enrolled in this study. All of them(More)
BACKGROUND It has been reported that obesity and serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c) are important risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD). It is recognized that regionalized adiposity has different cardiovascular risk, visceral versus subcutaneous, is a better predictor of CVD. However, the relationship between regionalized adiposity and(More)
CONTEXT Previous studies have demonstrated evidence of a positive relationship between serum adipocyte fatty acid binding protein (A-FABP) and obesity. However, associations of A-FABP with body composition and ectopic fat accumulation remain unclear. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to elucidate the effect of body composition, visceral fat area (VFA), and(More)