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ea0014p234 | (1) | ECE2007

Association of sex hormone-binding globulin (shbg) levels with measures of adiposity and metabolic profile in apparently healthy individuals

Saltiki Katerina , Voidonikola Paraskevi , Stamatelopoulos Kimon , Mantzou Emily , Chryssohoou Eleftheria , Papamichael Christos , Alevizaki Maria

Objective: The association of SHBG levels with obesity, hyperinsulinemia and metabolic abnormalities is well recognized in both men and women. Recent data suggest that SHBG levels are an important predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Several methods have been used for the measurement of adiposity including ultrasonography (U/S) which is a reliable and low-cost method. We used U/S to assess regional adiposity and investigated possible associations with SHBG levels.</...