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Serum carcinoembryonic antigen is associated with metabolic syndrome in female Korean non-smokers

Endocrinology
Cancer/ Palliative treatment
Author
Ji-Won Lee
Used Parameters : PBF

Publication Year : 2011

Country : Korea

Journal : Clinica Chimica Acta

Background Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), a serological marker of malignant tumors, demonstrates a modest increase under nonmalignant conditions and the pro-inflammatory features of CEA suggest that CEA may be related to insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. Methods A total of 7075 female Korean non-smokers who underwent health check-ups were analyzed in the present study. The interquartile cutoff values for serum CEA concentrations were 0.39, 0.84, and 1.40 ng/ml. Results The prevalence of metabolic …
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