Table 2 : Biochemical parameters of skin tags patients and controls


Parameter Patients (n=20) Controls (n=10) P-value

FBG, mg/dL 99.6±50 85.9±45 0.096
HbA1c % 5.5±1.1 4.9±0.15 0.15
insulin, µU/mL 22.5±2.3* 9.2±1.5 <0.01
HOMA-IR 5.4±2.1* 1.79±0.75 <0.01
Cholesterol, mg/dL 269.6±14.45* 168.55±9.13 <0.01
TG, mg/dL 244±57.2* 114.9±14.07 <0.01
LDL-C, mg/dL 186.75±8.89* 140±8.27 <0.01
HDL-C, mg/dL 34.1±3.78 38.45±1.46 1.05
hs-CRP, ng/mL 331±98.7* 1.37±0.9 <0.01
TNF-α, pg/mL 18.4±3.9* 2.0±0.8 <0.01
Leptin, ng/mL 69.4±21.7* 19.75±2.19 <0.01

FBG: Fasting blood glucose, HbA1c: glycated hemoglobin, HOMA-IR: Homeostatic model of assessment of insulin resistance, TG: Triglycerides, LDL-C: Low density lipoprotein cholesterol, HDL-C: High density lipoprotein cholesterol, hs-CRP: High-sensitive C-reactive protein, TNF-α: Tumor necrosis factor-α. Data are presented as mean ± SD. *: Significant compared to control (P < 0.05).

K Hegazy et al.Journal of Diabetes Research and Clinical Metabolism  2013 2:13DOI : 10.7243/2050-0866-2-13