DOI: 10.1093/ajcp/aqad150.033 ISSN: 0002-9173

Adiponectin/resistin evaluation is a gold biomarker for monitoring CVD in patients with metabolic syndrome

M Abdelmonem, Y Alawssi, K Ahmed, K Alqaisi, H Wasim, M Abdelmageed
  • General Medicine



Introduction: Various studies have tried correlating specific inflammatory markers with metabolic syndrome. Serum adiponectin levels can serve as a biomarker that predicts metabolic syndrome development. Resistin is another adipose-tissue-derived hormone capable of promoting insulin resistance because it increases the reserve of triglycerides in the muscle and the liver rather than the adipose tissue.

Methods/Case Report

Objectives: To investigate the role of the adiponectin/resistin ratio in monitoring CVD in Jordanian adults with metabolic syndrome.


Eighty subjects were randomly selected from individuals who attended two clinical laboratories for routine checks during the period between January 2021 and March 2021. Forty-two participants had metabolic syndrome, while the other 38 represented the healthy group. Resistin and adiponectin were evaluated using the ELISA method, while the adiponectin/resistin ratio was calculated. Lipid profile, glucose and body mass index (BMI) were measured for all metabolic syndrome patients and healthy control ones.

Results (if a Case Study enter NA)

Results: Plasma resistin levels were significantly higher in metabolic syndrome patients than in healthy controls (p = 0.04), while no significance was found regarding adiponectin (p = 0.07). In contrast, the adiponectin/resistin ratio was highly significant (p < 0.001). Resistin had shown a negative correlation with HDL (r= -0.33), whereas adiponectin was inversely correlated with LDL (r= -0.33) and LDL/HDL ratio (r= -0.34). Adiponectin/resistin ratio positively correlated with HDL (r= 0.45). The multiple linear regression analysis results revealed the predictive potential of adiponectin and resistin when used in different models for CVD risks using HDL as a risk factor. However, the results revealed that only the third model, which included the adiponectin/resistin ratio, was expected to have a higher CVD risk after controlling for the other predictors in the same model.


The studied metabolic syndrome markers might have an essential role in detecting cardiovascular events. It can be concluded that resistin can be used to evaluate the CVD risks. Furthermore, we found that the adiponectin/resistin ratio is the best marker in predicting CVD events in metabolic syndrome patients compared to other markers, including adiponectin and resistin alone.

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