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Visceral Adiposity Index: a useful Predictor of Prediabetes.

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Dr KK Aggarwal    14 November 2017

The goal of a new study published in Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology Diabetes was to analyze the relationship between visceral adiposity index VAI and prediabetes and the efficiency of this parameter in prediction of prediabetes. In this cross sectional epidemiological survey participants were divided into four groups VAI and waist circumference WC both normal VAI 8593 and WC post critical VAI and normal WC VAI and WC 8593 normal VAI and post critical WC and VAI 8593 and WC 8593 post critical VAI and post critical WC . The results revealed that both VAI and WC were independent risk factors of prediabetes. The odds ratios ORs for prediabetes in the VAI 8593 and WC group were 1.641 in males. While the ORs for prediabetes in the VAI and WC 8593 group were 1.454 in males. On the other hand the ORs for prediabetes in the VAI 8593 and WC group were 2.305 in females and ORs for prediabetes in the VAI and WC 8593 group were 1.997 in females. The area under the curve AUC value of VAI were 0.601 in prediabetes of men and 0.645 in prediabetes women. Furthermore WC had the highest AUC value of 0.605 in prediabetes of men in addition to exhibiting the highest of AUC value of 0.673 in prediabetes of women. From the findings it was inferred that VAI was positively associated with prediabetes and is a useful indicator of prediabetes.

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