Background: Insulin resistance (IR), as a result of unhealthy lifeâ€‘styles and westernization, most likely contributes to the increased incidence of metabolic abnormalities and consequently, the development of metabolic syndrome (MS). Aim: The present study was undertaken to determine the magnitude of IR and associated clinicoâ€‘metabolic risk factors among the outâ€‘patients of a tertiary care hospital in Bihar, India. Subjects and Methods: Anthropometric profile, lipid profile, fasting blood glucose, Câ€‘reactive protein (CRP) and Câ€‘peptide of 112 individuals were measured using the standard procedures. IR was assessed using the homeostasis model (Homeostatic model assessment [HOMA]â€‘IR). Results: The mean IR was 1.5 (1.0). Individuals with MS, higher body mass index and CRP ≥6 mg/l had higher IR. Linear regression showed, among the components of MS, waist circumference had the highest contribution toward IR. The optimal cutâ€‘off value to detect IR by HOMA2â€‘IR was 1.35. Conclusion: IR was found to have a strong association with various clinicoâ€‘metabolic risk factors.
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