Waist circumference and insulin resistance: a cross-sectional study of Japanese men

@article{Tabata2009WaistCA,
  title={Waist circumference and insulin resistance: a cross-sectional study of Japanese men},
  author={Shinji Tabata and Shinichiro Yoshimitsu and Tadamichi Hamachi and Hiroshi Abe and Keizo Ohnaka and Suminori Kono},
  journal={BMC Endocrine Disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={1 - 1}
}
BACKGROUND Visceral obesity is positively related to insulin resistance. The nature of the relationship between waist circumference and insulin resistance has not been known in Japanese populations. This study examined the relationship between waist circumference and insulin resistance and evaluated the optimal cutoff point for waist circumference in relation to insulin resistance in middle-aged Japanese men. METHODS Study subjects included 4800 Japanese men aged 39 to 60 years. Insulin… CONTINUE READING