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Association between Relative Handgrip Strength and Insulin Resistance in Korean Elderly Men without Diabetes: Findings of the 2015 Korea National Health Nutrition Examination Survey

 Kwang-Chae Joo  ;  Da-Hye Son  ;  Jae-Min Park 
 Korean Journal of Family Medicine (가정의학회지), Vol.43(3) : 199-205, 2022-05 
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Korean Journal of Family Medicine(가정의학회지)
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Handgrip Strength ; Homeostatic Model Assessment of Insulin Resistance ; Insulin Resistance ; Insulin Sensitivity ; Older Adults
Background: Evidence regarding the association between handgrip strength (HGS) and insulin resistance in a non-diabetic population is scarce. This study aimed to investigate the association between relative HGS and insulin resistance in older men without diabetes, using a representative sample of the Korean male population.

Methods: The study population comprised 206 participants aged 65-80 years, selected from the 2015 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Insulin resistance was defined as the upper tertile of the homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR). Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals for insulin resistance were assessed using multiple logistic regression analyses after adjusting for confounding variables.

Results: The prevalence of insulin resistance decreased with increasing relative HGS. The prevalence in the T1, T2, and T3 groups was 46.0%, 32.2%, and 26.4%, respectively. Compared with the individuals in the highest tertile of relative HGS, the odds ratio (95% confidence interval) for insulin resistance in individuals in the lowest quartile was 2.82 (1.10-7.21) after adjusting for age, smoking, alcohol consumption, aerobic exercise, resistance exercise, systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, residential area, household income, and education level.

Conclusion: Lower relative HGS was inversely associated with an increased risk of insulin resistance in older Korean men without diabetes. In clinical practice, relative HGS, which is a simple and inexpensive tool, could be a useful measure for identifying older men with insulin resistance. Moreover, these findings suggest that muscle strengthening exercises should be considered to reduce insulin resistance and increase insulin sensitivity.
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Park, Jae Min(박재민) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8873-8832
Son, Da‐Hye(손다혜) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7464-996X
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