Serum Adiponectin levels in diabetes, Obesity and gender in Punjabi subjects from Faisalabad, Pakistan

Syeda Sadia Najam, Fazli Rabbi Awan, Shahid Mahmood Baig

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Abstract

Adiponectin has been associated with common metabolic disorders. The current study was conducted to measure and compare levels of adiponectin with obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and gender in Punjabi subjects from Faisalabad, Pakistan. Serum adiponectin was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) along with measurements of some clinically important analytes (fasting blood glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides) as well as body mass index (BMI) in 80 subjects. The main results were significantly (p<0.003) decreased serum adiponectin level in T2DM patients (n=40) compared to non-diabetic controls (n=40). In obese subjects, (n=40) also, there was a decrease, but it was not significant. Adiponectin levels in the subgroups of diabetic and obese patients were also observed, but no significant gender-based differences were found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1186-1188
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume64
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adiponectin
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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