Sex hormone binding globulin gene polymorphisms and metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal Turkish women

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SÜNBÜL M., EREN F., NACAR C., Agirbasli M. A.

CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.20, no.3, pp.287-293, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/cj.2013.0074
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.287-293


Background: Insulin resistance is associated with obesity, glucose intolerance or diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and cardiovascular disease. Constellation of these risk factors is called metabolic syndrome (MetS). MetS is common among postmenopausal women. Low sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) levels associate with an increased risk of MetS in postmenopausal women. Variations in SHBG gene associate with low levels of circulating SHBG levels. We aim to study the association between SHBG gene polymorphisms - rs1799941 (A/G) and rs6257 (T/C) - with MetS among postmenopausal women.