We compared the obesity parameters and selected adipokines—leptin, adiponectin, and resistin—in obese patients withhypertension and normotensive patients. A total of 67 nondiabetic obese outpatients were divided into 2 groups: A–hypertensiveand B–normotensive. Serum levels of leptin, adiponectin, resistin, and insulin were measured.Weight, height, waist circumference,and hip circumference were measured to calculate waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), weight-to-height ratio, visceral adiposity index, andbody adiposity index (BAI). Among patients with hypertension, significant positive correlations were observed between leptinand body mass index and BAI (r = .31 and r = .63, respectively). In normotensive patients, leptin positively correlated with BAI(r = .73, P < .01) and negatively with WHR (r = -.55, P < .0001); adiponectin negatively correlated with WHR (r = .38, P < .01)and BAI (r = .52; P < .0001), and resistin negatively correlated with WHR (r = -.36, P < .05). In conclusion, visceral obesity andleptin are associated with hypertension in obese patients.
|Numero di pagine||10|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine