VIVIANA AURSULESEI, DANIEL TIMOFTE, LILIANA MITITELU TARAU, VERONICA MOCANU, RAZAN AL NAMAT, VICTOR CRISTIAN AURSULESEI, IRINA IULIANA COSTACHE CIRCULATING CHEMERIN LEVELS, ANTHROPOMETRIC INDICES AND METABOLIC PROFILE IN MORBID OBESITY Recent data suggest that chemerin could be important for the pathophysiology of obesity. However, its relation with clinical indices of obesity and metabolic parameters is controversial and less studied in metabolic healthy patients with morbid obesity. Our study demonstrated that circulating chemerin is related to anthropometric indices, it is an independent predictor for waist to hip circumference ratio as well as for decreased insulin sensitivity, but not for other metabolic changes. Chemerin/adiponectin ratio is also a useful parameter, but not superior to chemerin levels.
Keywords: chemerin, chemerin/adiponectin ratio, morbid obesity, anthropometric indices, metabolic health