Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(3), 842-852; doi:10.3390/ijerph7030842
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Waist Circumference and BMI in Relation to Serum High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) in Cuban Americans With and Without Type 2 Diabetes

1 Department of Dietetics & Nutrition, Florida International University, 11200 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199, USA 2 Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
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Received: 10 February 2010; Accepted: 4 March 2010 / Published: 8 March 2010
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Abstract: Relationship between high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and adiposity by diabetes status and gender in Cuban-Americans with and without type 2 diabetes (T2D) was studied. Adult subjects, 226 females, 129 males participated in a case control, single time point study. Subjects with T2D were older, had higher waist circumference (WC) and body mass index (BMI). WC and BMI were associated with ln hs-CRP (P < 0.001). An interaction with diabetes status was found for BMI (P = 0.037). Gender showed a strong relationship with ln hs-CRP (P < 0.001), which was moderated by diabetes status. Only males without diabetes exhibited a significant relationship for both WC and BMI with ln hs-CRP. In this sample of Cuban-Americans, WC and BMI had stronger associations with ln hs-CRP but not with diabetes status. Obesity prevention and controlling for CRP levels may be necessary to eliminate its contributions to develop diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Keywords: Type 2 diabetes; high-sensitivity C-reactive protein; waist circumference; body mass index

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Huffman, F.G.; Whisner, S.; Zarini, G.G.; Nath, S. Waist Circumference and BMI in Relation to Serum High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) in Cuban Americans With and Without Type 2 Diabetes. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 842-852.

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Huffman FG, Whisner S, Zarini GG, Nath S. Waist Circumference and BMI in Relation to Serum High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) in Cuban Americans With and Without Type 2 Diabetes. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(3):842-852.

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Huffman, Fatma G.; Whisner, Suzanne; Zarini, Gustavo G.; Nath, Subrata. 2010. "Waist Circumference and BMI in Relation to Serum High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) in Cuban Americans With and Without Type 2 Diabetes." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 3: 842-852.

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