Korean J Fam Pract. 2018; 8(2): 317-321  https://doi.org/10.21215/kjfp.2018.8.2.317
Association between 24-hour Urinary Sodium Excretion Levels and Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome among Non-Diabetic Korean Adults: The 5th Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2010
In-A Kim, Seon-Ki Park*, Sang Hyun Baek, Hye Min Jang
Department of Family Medicine, Dong-Eui Medical Center, Busan, Korea
Seon-Ki Park
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E-mail: psonki@hanmail.net
ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1428-1283
Received: February 27, 2017; Revised: April 14, 2017; Accepted: May 4, 2017; Published online: April 20, 2018.
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Background: This study aimed to determine the association of 24-hour urinary sodium excretion levels with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome among Korean adults.
Methods: In this study, nondiabetic subjects who participated in the 2010 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were enrolled. The 394 subjects had 24-hour urinary sodium excretion levels of ≤2,300 mg/day; they were divided into 5 groups for analysis of their association with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.
Results: No significant differences were found between 24-hour urinary sodium excretion levels and insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.
Conclusion: Urinary sodium excretion levels showed no significant associations with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome among the Korean adults with urinary sodium excretion levels of ≤2,300 mg/day.
Keywords: Sodium; Insulin Resistance; Metabolic Syndrome
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