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Relationship between body-roundness index and metabolic syndrome in type 2 diabetes

Authors Liu B, Liu B, Wu G, Yin F

Received 25 March 2019

Accepted for publication 6 May 2019

Published 19 June 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 931—935


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Juei-Tang Cheng

Bowei Liu, Bo Liu, Guangfei Wu, Fuzai Yin

Department of Endocrinology, First Hospital of Qinhuangdao, Qinhuangdao 066000, Hebei Province, China

Background: The present study evaluated the relationship between body-roundness index (BRI) and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in type 2 diabetes.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 585 type 2 diabetes in Qinhuangdao. MetS was defined as per the Chinese Diabetes Society.
Results: The BRI was strongly associated with the odds of having MetS in both males and females after adjustment for age, history of diabetes, and body-mass index (P<0.05). AUC of the BRI were 0.824 for males and 0.775 for females (P<0.001). The optimal cutoff points for the BRI were 3.85 in males (sensitivity 76.5%, specificity 82.1%) and 4.05 in females (sensitivity 76.4%, specificity 70.3%).
Conclusion: The BRI was correlated with MetS and was an effective indicator for the screening of MetS in type 2 diabetes.

Keywords: body-roundness index, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes

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