Somatotypological Characteristics of Adult Women with Type 2 Diabetes in Yakutia

Vilyuia A. Alekseeva, Alla B. Guryeva, Natalia V. Borisova, Lubov A. Sydykova, Palmira G. Petrova, Alena A. Osinskaya

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2019;9(4):320-323.
DOI: 10.21103/Article9(4)_OA9
Originally published December 15, 2019


The aim of the study was to present somatotypological characteristics of women (age 36-74 years) of Yakut ethnicity with T2D.
Materials and Methods:The examined women with diagnosed T2D belonged to the age group of 36-55 years (n=24) and the group of 56-74 years (n=64). The comparison group (n=826) consisted of women of the same age periods who were not suffering from T2D. All examined women were born and permanently resided in Yakutia. Anthropometric examination, bioelectrical impedance analysis and the somatotypological method of examination were performed.
Results:Thus, the results indicate a significant predominance of overweight and obesity in Yakut women with T2D. Somatotypological analysis by the Rees-Eysenck body index, the Tanner scale and the Heath–Carter method also revealed a number of features. In the group of women with T2D, we found that individuals with andromorphic body type (according to sexual dimorphism index) and mesoectomorphic body type (according to the HeathCarter index) were prevalent and that the proportion of individuals with asthenic somatotype, according to the Rees-Eysenck body index, was smaller. Identification of marked body types in the female population of Yakutia can serve as an additional prognostic criterion in a complex of studies aimed at the early detection of T2D.

type 2 diabetes • women • somatotype
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Received July 10, 2019.
Accepted October 21, 2019.
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