TABLE 7

Correlation of chemokine levels (Spearman’s correlation coefficient r) with clinical, metabolic, and inflammatory parameters

IL-8RANTESIP-10Eotaxin
Age0.03−0.000.11*−0.01
BMI0.12*0.150.03−0.00
Waist-to-hip ratio0.180.050.04−0.07
Body fat (kg)0.11*0.130.050.00
Body fat (%)0.030.11*0.090.06
Fat-free mass (kg)0.090.01−0.06−0.10*
HOMA-IR0.13*0.100.09−0.01
A1C0.230.160.02−0.03
Total cholesterol−0.12*0.04−0.10*0.03
LDL cholesterol−0.12*0.05−0.100.01
HDL cholesterol−0.06−0.15−0.030.00
Fasting triglycerides§0.030.09−0.020.04
Systolic blood pressure0.100.050.070.02
Diastolic blood pressure0.060.040.030.02
Uric acid0.070.160.03−0.05
Serum albumin−0.030.030.00−0.00
Leukocyte count−0.080.13−0.020.07
CRP0.030.11*0.06−0.03
IL-60.120.10*0.070.05
IL-80.070.130.10
RANTES0.070.010.05
IP-100.130.010.07
Eotaxin0.100.050.07
  • HOMA-IR, insulin resistance measured by homeostasis model assessment.

  • *

    * P < 0.01;

  • P < 0.001;

  • P < 0.05.

  • §

    § Patients with a history of diabetes who did not provide fasting blood samples were excluded.

  • Patients on antihypertensive medication were excluded.