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Evaluation of serum lipid profile, body mass index, and waistline in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Authors Cui R, Qi Z, Zhou L, Li Z, Li Q, Zhang J

Received 22 January 2016

Accepted for publication 15 February 2016

Published 18 April 2016 Volume 2016:11 Pages 445—452


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

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Editor who approved publication: Prof. Dr. Zhi-Ying Wu

Rongtao Cui,1 Zhiming Qi,2 Lin Zhou,2 Zuohong Li,2 Qing Li,2 Junyong Zhang3

1Surgical Research, Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, Duisburg-Essen University Hospital, Essen, Germany; 2Department of Orthopedics, Dalian Central Hospital, Dalian, 3Department of Gastroenterology, Shandong Provincial Hospital, Jinan, People’s Republic of China

Objective: People with type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk of hypertension, arteriosclerosis, heart disease, and stroke. Glucose intolerance (insulin resistance) is the main feature of type 2 diabetes. Obesity leads to insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, etc. The aim of this study was to assess the biochemical parameters and measures of obesity in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
Methods: A total of 2,273 males and 6,547 females previously healthy volunteers (aged 41–95 years old) were recruited by open invitation. The basic information, including age, sex, height, weight, body mass index (BMI), waistline, hipline, menstrual cycle, and medical history, was collected by questionnaire survey and physical examination. Serum lipid profile, liver transaminase, blood glucose, postprandial blood glucose, and hemoglobin A1c were obtained after 12 hours of fasting.
Results: According to our results, diabetic patients presented serum lipid abnormality. Elevated triglyceride (TG) levels (≥1.7 mmol/L) were noted in 19.69% of males and 20.40% of females, and reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels (≤1.15 mmol/L) were noted in 21.96% of males and 15.74% of females. The combination of elevated TG and reduced HDL-C was the most prevalent of the combined lipid abnormalities. In contrast, no differences were observed in the levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and total cholesterol. Moreover, there were statistically significant differences in the levels of BMI and waistline between T2DM and non-T2DM participants. After adjustment for BMI, logistic regression analysis revealed that the subjects with BMI ≤20 kg/m2 and >30 kg/m2 had a significantly elevated hazard ratio of T2DM compared with participants having a BMI range of 20 –30 kg/m2 in both males and females. However, there was a significant difference between T2DM patients and non-T2DM patients in waistline (χ2=8.57, P<0.001) than in BMI parameter (χ2=6.29, P<0.001).
Conclusion: The present study shows for the first time that low levels of HDL-C, high levels of TG, and abnormal levels in BMI and waistline increase the risk of type 2 T2DM in Chinese people.

risk assessment, body mass index, waistline, HDL-C, TG, T2DM

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