Beyond waist circumference in an adultmale population of Southern Italy: Is there any role for subscapular skinfold thickness in the relationship between insulin-like growth factor-I systemand metabolic parameters?

S. Savastano, A. Barbato, C. Di Somma, B. Guida, G. Pizza, L. Barrea, S. Avallone, M. Schiano Di Cola, P. Strazzullo, A. Colao

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Abstract

Background: Apart from waist circumference, other adiposity measures, such as subscapular skin fold (SST), arouse growing interest due to their relationship to metabolic complications and cardiovascular risk. The IGF-I system is deregulated in obese subjects in proportion to their degree of visceral adiposity. Aim: To examine the association among IGF-I, IGF-binding protein (BP)-1 and -3 levels and different measures of adiposity in a sample of adult male population in Southern Italy. Materials and methods: A complete database for this analysis was available for 229 (age range 50-82 yr) participating at 2002-2004 Olivetti Heart Study follow-up. Results: After adjustment for age, IGF-I was inversely associated with body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)925-929
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
Volume35
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

Keywords

  • Body composition
  • IGF-I
  • IGFBP
  • Subscapular skinfold thickness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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