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Diabetes Care. 2008 Sep;31(9):1886-8. doi: 10.2337/dc08-0553. Epub 2008 Jun 5.

Reciprocal association of plasma IGF-1 and interleukin-6 levels with cardiometabolic risk factors in nondiabetic subjects.

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  • 1Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University Magna-Graecia of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy.

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  • Diabetes Care. 2013 Jan;36(1):183. Sciaqua, Angela [corrected to Sciacqua, Angela].

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To examine the relationship between plasma IGF-1 and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels in Caucasian nondiabetic subjects and evaluate the association of IGF-1 and IL-6 with the cardiometabolic risk factors characterizing metabolic syndrome (MetS).

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:

The study group consisted of 186 Caucasian nondiabetic subjects who underwent an oral glucose tolerance test and an euglycemic-hyperinsulinemic clamp. A logistic regression analysis, adjusted for age and sex, was used to determine the association between tertiles of IGF-1 and IL-6 and the MetS and its components.

RESULTS:

After adjusting for age and sex, both IGF-1 and IL-6 were correlated with insulin resistance and individual components of MetS, but in opposite directions. In the logistic regression model adjusted for age and sex, higher IL-6 and lower IGF-1 levels confer increased risk of having MetS and its two underlying pathophysiological abnormalities, i.e., visceral obesity and insulin resistance.

CONCLUSIONS:

The present results raise the possibility that lowered protection against inflammation, i.e., lower IGF-1 levels, may have a role in the development of MetS and its features, resulting in an imbalance between proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory proteins.

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