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Ning F.,University of Helsinki | Tuomilehto J.,University of Helsinki | Tuomilehto J.,Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare | Pyorala K.,University of Eastern Finland | And 6 more authors.
Diabetes Care | Year: 2010

OBJECTIVE - To study mortality in relation to fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and 2-h plasma glucose levels within the normoglycemic range. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - Data from 19 European cohorts comprising 12,566 men and 10,874 women who had FPG <6.1 mmol/l and 2-h plasma glucose <7.8 mmol/l at baseline examination were analyzed. Multivariate-adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% CIs for deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD), non-CVD, and all causes were estimated for individuals whose 2-h plasma glucose > FPG (group II) compared with those whose 2-h plasma glucose ≤ FPG (group I). RESULTS - A total of 827 (246) CVD and 611 (351) non-CVD and 1,438 (597) all-cause deaths occurred in men (women). Group II was older and had higher BMI, blood pressure, and fasting insulin than group I. The multivariate-adjusted HRs (95% CIs) for CVD, non-CVD, and all-cause mortality were 1.22 (1.05-1.41), 1.09 (0.92-1.29), and 1.16 (1.04-1.30) in men and 1.40 (1.03-1.89), 0.99 (0.79-1.25), and 1.13 (0.94-1.35) in women, respectively, for group II as compared with group I. HRs were 1.25 (1.05-1.50), 1.09 (0.89-1.34), and 1.18 (1.03-1.35) in men and 1.60 (1.03-2.48), 1.05 (0.78-1.42), and 1.18 (0.93-1.51) in women, respectively, after additional adjustment for fasting insulin in a subgroup of individuals. CONCLUSIONS - In individuals with both FPG and 2-h plasma glucose within the normoglycemic range, high 2-h plasma glucose was associated with insulin resistance and increased CVD mortality. © 2010 by the American Diabetes Association.


Zhang L.,University of Helsinki | Zhang L.,Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare | Qiao Q.,University of Helsinki | Qiao Q.,Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare | And 9 more authors.
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice | Year: 2011

Background: The association of dyslipidaemia with incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) has not been well studied in people with different glucose categories. Methods: Data from six population-based prospective studies in Finland and Sweden, with 4818 men and 4269 women aged 25-89 years who were free of CHD and without a prior history of diabetes at baseline, were jointly analysed. Multivariate-adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for CHD incidence were estimated. Results: 457 participants developed CHD during follow-up of 10 years. The multivariate adjusted HRs (95% CIs) for CHD incidence were 1.39 (1.08-1.80), 0.57 (0.39-0.84), 1.21 (1.07-1.37), 1.56 (1.21-2.01) and 1.74 (1.34-2.26), respectively, corresponding to a one unit increase in Z-scores of total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), triglycerides (TG), non-HDL-C and TC to HDL ratio, in people with newly diagnosed diabetes. The prediction was also significant in non-diabetic population except for TG in individuals with normoglycaemia and TG and HDL-C in those with isolated IFG. Conclusion: Adverse lipid profiles were related to increased CHD incidence in normoglycaemic, fasting hyperglycaemic and diabetic individuals, but not in people with IGT. The findings may imply considering different management strategies in people with fasting or post-load hyperglycaemia. © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.


Onat A.,Turkish Society of Cardiology | Can G.,Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty | Ademoglu E.,Istanbul University | Celik E.,Etlik Ihtisas Educational Hospital | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Investigative Medicine | Year: 2013

Objectives: The highest levels of glomerular filtration rate are associated with increased coronary heart disease (CHD) risk, an issue we investigated in separate sexes in a population prone to metabolic syndrome. Research Methods and Procedures: In total, 1948 participants of the Turkish Adult Risk Factor study with available creatinine determinations were studied at a mean 3.4 years' follow-up. Using quartiles of creatinine, risk in Cox models of incident CHD or the likelihood of combined prevalent and incident CHD was assessed. Results: Women in the lowest creatinine quartile demonstrated the lowest risk profile across diverse variables, except showing low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and average apolipoprotein A-I and lipoprotein (a) concentrations implicating impaired atheroprotective properties. Whereas serum creatinine in men was not significantly associated with 6 proinflammatory variables comprised in linear regression analysis, apolipoprotein A-I and lipoprotein (a) were significant positive covariates in women, the latter tending to negative association in women without metabolic syndrome. In men, the highest (>1.10 mg/dL), compared with the lowest, creatinine quartile significantly predicted CHD risk, at 1.85-fold relative risks, after adjustment for established risk factors. The risk curve in women was U-shaped, the top and bottom quartiles tending to display higher risk (odds ratio, 1.28 [95% confidence interval, 0.91-1.80]) compared with the 2 intermediate quartiles. Conclusions: Increasing serum creatinine values are associated strongly and independently with CHD risk in men but not in women in whom the risk curve is U-shaped. The phenomenon of low creatinine levels underlies some hitherto unexplained relevant observations, and low measurements may be attributed to inassayability secondary to involvement in autoimmune activation. Copyright © 2013 by The American Federation for Medical Research.


Ning F.,University of Helsinki | Zhang L.,University of Helsinki | Zhang L.,Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare | Zhang L.,Weifang Medical University | And 12 more authors.
Cardiovascular Diabetology | Year: 2012

Background: Individuals who had normoglycemia but whose 2-hour plasma glucose (2hPG) concentrations did not return to the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) levels during an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) have been shown to have increased cardiovascular mortality. This is further investigated regarding to the first events of coronary heart disease (CHD) and ischemic stroke (IS).Method: Data from 9 Finnish and Swedish cohorts comprising 3743 men and 3916 women aged 25 to 90 years who had FPG < 6.1 mmol/l and 2hPG < 7.8 mmol/l and free of CVD at enrolment were analyzed. Hazard ratios (HRs) for first CHD and IS events were estimated for the individuals with 2hPG > FPG (Group II) compared with those having 2hPG ≤ FPG (Group I).Results: A total of 466 (115) CHD and 235 (106) IS events occurred in men (women) during a median follow-up of 16.4 years. Individuals in Group II were older and had greater body mass index, blood pressure, 2hPG and fasting insulin than those in Group I in both sexes. Multivariate adjusted HRs (95% confidence intervals) for incidence of CHD, IS, and composite CVD events (CHD + IS) in men were 1.13 (0.93-1.37), 1.40 (1.06-1.85) and 1.20 (1.01-1.42) in the Group II as compared with those in the Group I. The corresponding HRs in women were 1.33 (0.83-2.13), 0.94 (0.59-1.51) and 1.11 (0.79-1.54), respectively.Conclusion: Within normoglycemic range individuals whose 2hPG did not return to their FPG levels during an OGTT had increased risk of CHD and IS. © 2012 Ning et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.


Onat A.,Turkish Society of Cardiology | Onat A.,Istanbul University | Hergenc G.,Yildiz Technical University | Can G.,Istanbul University | And 2 more authors.
Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine | Year: 2011

Background: The clinical relevance of serum lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A 2 (Lp-PLA 2) in populations prone to cardiometabolic risk needs exploration. We determined major covariates of Lp-PLA 2 mass, and its associations with cardiometabolic disorders. Methods: In 736 Turkish adults, serum total Lp-PLA 2 mass was determined by immunoassay. Its association with cardiometabolic risk was assessed in three categories. In a second sample of 98 subjects, enzyme protein in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) was also assayed after precipitation. Results: Significant inverse correlation existed with high triglyceride/low HDL cholesterol dyslipidemia, waist girth, apolipoprotein C-III, homeostatic model assessment, and linear inverse associations in women with lipoprotein (a) and fibrinogen, suggesting that Lp-PLA 2 mass reflected insulin sensitivity and that HDL bound enzyme mass dominated the associations. Among men, positive linear association with total cholesterol suggested additional association with low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-bound enzyme. High (>450 ng/mL) opposed to low (<210 ng/mL) circulating Lp-PLA 2 mass was associated with prevalent and incident coronary heart disease (CHD) in men. One SD increment in Lp-PLA 2 was associated with a 1.64-fold (95% CI 1.00; 2.70) likelihood of CHD, after adjustment for potential confounders. Furthermore, Lp-PLA 2 categories were significantly, independently and inversely associated in men with diabetes only (OR 0.61) and in women with metabolic syndrome only (OR 0.68), for a 1-SD increment. Conclusions: Serum total Lp-PLA 2 mass may indicate either elevated or diminished cardiometabolic risk, specific for gender, depending on its partitioning in lipoprotein groups. © 2011 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin Boston.

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