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Title: Subscapular thickness is more strongly associated with blood glucose and insulin levels than waist circumference and BMI in the mixed ancestry population of South Africa.
Authors: Erasmus, Rajiv T 
Hassan, Mogamat Shafick 
Matsha, Tandi Edith 
Keywords: Subscapular thickness;blood glucose;insulin levels;waist circumference;BMI;South Africa
Issue Date: 2009
Source: Erasmus R.T., Hassan, M.S. & Matsha, T.E. 2009. Subscapular thickness is more strongly associated with blood glucose and insulin levels than waist circumference and BMI in the mixed ancestry population of South Africa. International Diabetes Federation (IDF): 20th World Diabetes Congress Montreal, Canada 18 -22 October. [http://www.eubirod.eu/documents/papers/IDFMontreal09abstractbook.pdf]
Conference: International Diabetes Federation (IDF) 20th World Diabetes Congress 
Abstract: Obesity, particularly central obesity is strongly associated with the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. On one hand, subscapular skinfold thickness has previously been found to be better than BMI and WC in identifying hyperinsulinemia in Asian Indian males. Because the mixed ancestry population of South Africa is a combination of European settlers, the indigenous Africans and the Indians we investigated the relationship between measurements of obesity and fasting blood glucose and insulin levels in the mixed ancestry population of South Africa
URI: http://www.eubirod.eu/documents/papers/IDFMontreal09abstractbook.pdf
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