ABSTRACT: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate, in diabetic type 2 patients, the influence of body weight excess assessed by BMI and the central adiposity assessed by the waist circumference in the lipid and glycemic profile. One hundred and forty five individuals assisted in a unit of health, aged >or= 20 years old, were appraised. The female frequency was 61.4%. Among men, the weight excess was correlated with HDL (r = -0.34, p < 0.05), with the total cholesterol (r = 0.35, p < 0.01), and with the triglycerides (r = 49, p < 0.0001), and among women there was correlation just with the triglycerides (r = 0.24, p < 0,05). Waist circumference was correlated with the fast glycemia women's group (r = 0.3, p < 0.01), with the total cholesterol among men (r = 0.33, p < 0.05) and with triglycerides in both genders (F: r = 0.22, p < 0.05; M: r = 0.49, p < 0.001). Highest glycemic and triglycerides levels were present in patients with excess body weight and central adiposity and lower HDL levels were present in patients with body weight excess. In conclusion, there is association between inadequate metabolic profile and the excess of body weight and/or central obesity, evidencing the need for a nutritional and clinical intervention in the diabetic type 2 patients, in order to reduce the risk of future chronic complications.
Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia & Metabologia 01/2008; 51(9):1516-21. · 0.88 Impact Factor