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Homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance (HOMA-IR)

An empirical mathematical formula based on fasting plasma glucose and fasting plasma insulin levels that was developed as a surrogate measurement of in vivo insulin sensitivity.
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Age-associated increase in abdominal obesity and insulin resistance, and usefulness of AHA/NHLBI definition of metabolic syndrome

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Sakurai T, Iimuro S, Araki A, Umegaki H, Ohashi Y, Yokono K, Ito H. Age-associated increase in abdominal obesity and insulin resistance, and usefulness of AHA/NHLBI definition of metabolic syndrome for predicting cardiovascular disease in Japanese elderly with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Gerentology. 2010;56(2):141-149. OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship among age-associated changes in obesity, insulin resistance, and clustering of MetS-type risk factors, in association with vascular complications, in Japanese elderly with type 2 diabetes.



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