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Bao Y.-Q.,Shanghai Clinical Center for Diabetes | Bao Y.-Q.,Mellitus | Bao Y.-Q.,Shanghai Diabetes Institute | Zhou M.,Shanghai Clinical Center for Diabetes | And 21 more authors.
Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology | Year: 2011

Summary: 1. Recent reports have described the role of osteocalcin in glucose metabolism and glycaemic variability has been proven to be associated with an increased risk of diabetes complications. However, the relationship between osteocalcin and glycaemic variability remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between serum osteocalcin and glycaemic variability, as determined by a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).2. Fifty-nine T2DM patients with glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) levels between 7.0% and 10.9% were recruited to the present study. Biochemical information and CGM parameters were collected at baseline and after 8 weeks of antihyperglycaemic therapy (either sulphonylurea, sulphonylurea + an α-glucosidase inhibitor or insulin + metformin combination therapy).3. Compared with baseline, serum osteocalcin increased significantly (P = 0.014), whereas parameters related to glucose variability, including the mean amplitude of glycaemic excursions (MAGE) and the standard deviation of blood glucose values, decreased significantly (P < 0.001) after the 8 week treatment period. At baseline, there was a positive correlation between serum osteocalcin levels and fasting C-peptide levels (P = 0.004) and homeostatic model assessment of β-cell function (P = 0.048), but a negative correlation between serum osteocalcin levels and fasting plasma glucose (P = 0.023), HbA1c (P = 0.020), glycated albumin (P = 0.019) and 24 h mean blood glucose (P < 0.001). Multiple stepwise regression analysis indicated that baseline osteocalcin was the single parameter that best predicted the change in MAGE (β = -0.122; P = 0.039).4. In conclusion, serum osteocalcin concentrations increased with improved glucose control. High initial osteocalcin levels were associated with subsequent improvements in glucose variability during glucose-lowering treatment. © 2010 The Authors. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd. Source


Li L.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | Li L.,Mellitus | Wang C.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | Wang C.,Mellitus | And 7 more authors.
Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology | Year: 2012

Obesity results in an increased risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and Type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Body fat percentage (BF%) is a common index of body composition. The aim of the present study was to determine the optimal BF% cut-offs for obesity to predict MetS and T2DM in Chinese adults. The baseline study group comprised 3916 Chinese adults (age 30-70 years of age); 2033 subjects without MetS or T2DM were followed up for a maximum of 5.5 years. The BF% was estimated using bioelectrical impedance analysis. Optimal BF% cut-offs were analysed by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves. Binary logistic regression analysis was performed to measure the association between obesity at baseline defined by BF% and newly developed MetS and T2DM. Mean BF% levels were lower in men than in women (23.9 ± 6.1% vs 33.5 ± 7.1%, respectively; P < 0.01). For men, the optimal BF% cut-offs for the prediction of MetS and T2DM were 25.45% and 26.65%, respectively; for women, the corresponding values were 34.95% and 36.55%. Subjects with high BF% (≥ 25% in men; ≥ 35% in women) had higher risks of incident MetS or T2DM than those with low BF% (< 25% in men; < 35% in women). The relative risks were 3.43 (95% confidence intervals (CI) 2.59-4.54) and 2.92 (95% CI 1.85-4.60), respectively. The optimal BF% cut-offs for obesity for the prediction of MetS and T2DM in Chinese men and women were around 25% and 35%, respectively. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd. Source


Zhu Y.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | Zhu Y.,Mellitus | Zhang M.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | Zhang M.,Mellitus | And 11 more authors.
Biomedical and Environmental Sciences | Year: 2011

To determine whether smoking increases the risk for developing metabolic syndrome (MetS) in Chinese men. A total of 693 men with no MetS at baseline were followed for 2.9-5.5 years. Subjects were divided into nonsmokers, ex-smokers, and current smokers according to baseline smoking status. After adjusting for age, education level, alcohol intake, fasting plasma insulin, HOMA-IR index, and BMI at baseline and weight change, current smokers were dose-dependently associated with increased risk for developing new MetS compared with nonsmokers. The odds ratio (OR) was 2.131 (95 CI, 1.264, 3.592; P<0.01) for the NCEPIII definition or 3.083 (95 CI, 1.807, 5.295; P<0.01) for the JCDCG definition of MetS. Ex-smokers who had quit for ≥13 years significantly decreased the risk for developing new MetS defined by the JCDCG definition. Compared with nonsmokers, current smokers were significantly associated with increased incidence of hypertriglyceridemia and low HDL-C. Smoking is a risk factor for developing MetS in Chinese men after adjusting for age, education level, alcohol intake, fasting plasma insulin, HOMA-IR, BMI, and weight change. This could be due to an increased incidence of dyslipidemia. Smoking cessation for >13 years decreased the risk for developing MetS defined by the JCDCG definition. © 2011 The Editorial Board of Biomedical and Environmental Sciences. Source


Hu C.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | Hu C.,Shanghai Diabetes Institute | Hu C.,Shanghai Clinical Center for Diabetes | Wang C.,Shanghai Diabetes Institute | And 17 more authors.
Diabetologia | Year: 2010

Aims/hypothesis: Chromosome 1q21-q24 has been shown to be linked to type 2 diabetes. The International Type 2 Diabetes 1q Consortium showed that one of the nominal associations was located in the NOS1AP gene. Although this association was not replicated in additional samples of European descent, it remains unknown whether NOS1AP plays a role in Chinese individuals. Methods: In stage 1 analyses, 79 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the NOS1AP gene were successfully genotyped in a group of Shanghai Chinese individuals, comprising 1,691 type 2 diabetes patients and 1,720 control participants. In stage 2 analyses, the SNP showing the strongest association was genotyped in additional Chinese individuals, including 1,663 type 2 diabetes patients and 1,408 control participants. Results: In stage 1 analyses, 20 SNPs were nominally associated with type 2 diabetes (p<0.05), with SNP rs12742393 showing the strongest association (OR 1.24 [95% CI 1.11-1.38]; p=0.0002, empirical p=0.019). Haplotype analysis also confirmed the association between rs12742393 and type 2 diabetes. In stage 2 analyses, the difference in allele frequency distribution of rs12742393 did not reach statistical significance (p=0.254). However, the meta-analysis showed a significant association between rs12742393 and type 2 diabetes with an OR of 1.17 (95% CI 1.07-1.26; p=0.0005). Conclusions/ interpretation: Our data suggest that NOS1AP variants may not play a dominant role in susceptibility to type 2 diabetes, but a minor effect cannot be excluded. Source


Dou J.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | Dou J.,Shanghai Clinical Center for Diabetes | Dou J.,Shanghai Diabetes Institute | Dou J.,Mellitus | And 29 more authors.
Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology | Year: 2013

The present study was designed to investigate the relationship between serum osteocalcin levels and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in Chinese men. In all, 1558 men (21-78 years old) were recruited to the study. Serum osteocalcin, glucose and lipid profiles were determined. Demographic and clinical characteristics were recorded. All participants underwent hepatic ultrasonographic examination. Serum osteocalcin levels were significantly lower in subjects with NAFLD than those without (P < 0.01). All study subjects were divided into four subgroups according to quartiles of serum osteocalcin levels. The frequency of NAFLD increased progressively with declining serum osteocalcin levels (Ptrend < 0.01). Serum osteocalcin levels were inversely correlated with NAFLD (P < 0.01). However, the significant association between serum osteocalcin levels and NAFLD disappeared in logistic regression analyses. Furthermore, multiple stepwise regression analysis showed that serum osteocalcin levels were independently associated with serum alanine aminotransferase levels in Chinese men (P < 0.01). The findings of the present study suggest that serum osteocalcin levels are not directly correlated with NAFLD. © 2013 The Authors Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology © 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd. Source

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