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Somatotype in Elderly Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Paolo F. Putzu
APA 6th Edition
Buffa, R., Floris, G., F. Putzu, P., Carboni, L. i Marini, E. (2007). Somatotype in Elderly Type 2 Diabetes Patients. Collegium antropologicum, 31 (3), 733-737. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/26887
MLA 8th Edition
Buffa, Roberto, et al. "Somatotype in Elderly Type 2 Diabetes Patients." Collegium antropologicum, vol. 31, br. 3, 2007, str. 733-737. https://hrcak.srce.hr/26887. Citirano 07.12.2023.
Chicago 17th Edition
Buffa, Roberto, Giovanni Floris, Paolo F. Putzu, Luciano Carboni i Elisabetta Marini. "Somatotype in Elderly Type 2 Diabetes Patients." Collegium antropologicum 31, br. 3 (2007): 733-737. https://hrcak.srce.hr/26887
Buffa, R., et al. (2007). 'Somatotype in Elderly Type 2 Diabetes Patients', Collegium antropologicum, 31(3), str. 733-737. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/26887 (Datum pristupa: 07.12.2023.)
Buffa R, Floris G, F. Putzu P, Carboni L, Marini E. Somatotype in Elderly Type 2 Diabetes Patients. Collegium antropologicum [Internet]. 2007 [pristupljeno 07.12.2023.];31(3):733-737. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/26887
R. Buffa, G. Floris, P. F. Putzu, L. Carboni i E. Marini, "Somatotype in Elderly Type 2 Diabetes Patients", Collegium antropologicum, vol.31, br. 3, str. 733-737, 2007. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/26887. [Citirano: 07.12.2023.]
Somatotyping is a practical technique for the description of physique. Individuals with Type 2 diabetes are characterized
by physical peculiarities, such as overweight, obesity and a central pattern of body fat distribution. Somatotype applications
to diabetes are limited. The objective of this study is to describe the somatotype of elderly type 2 diabetes patients.
The sample consisted of 110 patients with type 2 diabetes (45 men, mean age 69.4±7.0 years; 65 women, mean age
72.9±7.1 years). The pathological subjects were compared with a control group consisting of 280 healthy individuals
(134 men, mean age 74.2±7.3 years; 146 women, mean age 74.9±7.4 years). The Heath-Carter somatotype was applied.
Diabetic men and women (mean somatotype, respectively: 6.8–5.6–0.6 and 8.6–6.4–0.2) presented significantly higher
values of endomorphy than the controls (p=0.043 in men, p=0.003 in women); men also had a lower mesomorphic component
(p=0.000). The somatotype method revealed physical peculiarities in type 2 diabetes patients. The marked endomorphy
in the pathological individuals can be related to general fatness, which is a well known disease risk factor. The
somatotype appears to be a suitable technique for the assessment of physique in type 2 diabetes patients.
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