Resistin is a peptide hormone secreted mainly from human monocytes and macrophages. It has an unclear association with the metabolic syndrome, which is a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors such as glucose intolerance, central obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. We examined the association of resistin with metabolic syndrome and its components in a population-based cohort.
A subsample of a large Finnish cross-sectional health examination survey (the Health 2000 Survey) was studied. Resistin was measured using an in-house assay based on the DELFIA® technique in 1,508 Finnish men and women aged 45-74 years. Metabolic syndrome was defined according to five different definitions.
Resistin levels were higher in the subjects with metabolic syndrome when compared to the subjects without metabolic syndrome (P?