Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, September 18th, 2006
"Skin color may influence the presence of acanthosis nigricans (AN) as predictor of insulin resistance (IR). The objective of this study was to determine how skin color influences the diagnostic utility of AN as a marker of IR," scientists in the United States report.
In the present study, J.C. Lopez-Alvarenga and colleagues working with Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research designed "a cross-sectional study. Subjects were classified according to their skin color (phototypes I-VI of Fitzpatrick), presence, and...
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