SHBG levels correlate with insulin resistance in postmenopausal women.

  title={SHBG levels correlate with insulin resistance in postmenopausal women.},
  author={Fulya Akin and Mehmet Baştemir and Esma Alkiş and Bunyamin Kaptanoğlu},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  volume={20 2},
BACKGROUND Overweight or central obesity is generally associated with increases in fasting insulin levels, insulin resistance, and glucose intolerance and has been identified as a target for new therapeutic strategies, including early change in lifestyle. Early biochemical markers for identifying at-risk patients will be useful for prevention studies. The aim of this study is to investigate whether or not SHBG level is a useful index of hyperinsulinemia and/or insulin resistance in pre- and… CONTINUE READING
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