Ethnicity and weight status affect the accuracy of proxy indices of insulin sensitivity.

@article{lvarez2008EthnicityAW,
  title={Ethnicity and weight status affect the accuracy of proxy indices of insulin sensitivity.},
  author={J. Andr{\'e}s {\'A}lvarez and Nikki C. Bush and Gary Hunter and David W. Brock and Barbara Gower},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 12},
  pages={2739-44}
}
This study tested the hypotheses that correlations between direct measures of insulin sensitivity and proxy indices of insulin sensitivity derived from fasting values, (i) would not be affected by ethnicity, and (ii) would be stronger in overweight vs. weight-reduced states. We further hypothesized that associations between proxy indices and fat distribution would be similar to those between directly measured insulin sensitivity and fat distribution. Testing was performed in weight-stable… CONTINUE READING