Neck and Wrist Circumferences Propose a Reliable Approach to Qualify Obesity and Insulin Resistance
OBJECTIVE The current study aimed to investigate the association of wrist circumference with major cardio metabolic risk factors. METHODS This study was conducted in 2005-2007 among 3000 first-degree relatives of diabetic patients in Isfahan, Iran. RESULTS Overall, 1709 (386 males and 1323 females) participants were enrolled in this study. The association of wrist circumference with cardio- metabolic risk factors was significantly positive with waist circumference (p = 0.001), BMI (p = 0.001), and LDL-C (p = 0.01), but significantly inverse with HDL-C (p = 0.001). The corresponding figure was not significant for triglycerides (p = 0.13), total cholesterol (p = 0.13), systolic BP (p = 0.15), diastolic BP (p = 0.6), and HbA1c (p = 0.4). CONCLUSION Measurement of wrist circumference can serve as an easy-to-detect clinical marker to identify individuals at risk of cardio metabolic disorders, and can be used in large epidemiological studies.