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|Title:||Cardiovascular risk factors in non-insulin-dependent diabetics compared to non-diabetic controls: A population-based survey among Asians in Singapore|
|Authors:||Hughes, K. |
|Source:||Hughes, K., Ong, C.-N., Choo, M., Kuperan, P., Aw, T.-C. (1998). Cardiovascular risk factors in non-insulin-dependent diabetics compared to non-diabetic controls: A population-based survey among Asians in Singapore. Atherosclerosis 136 (1) : 25-31. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0021-9150(97)00180-9|
|Abstract:||Cardiovascular risk factors were compared between 126 people with non- insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) and 530 non-diabetics (controls), in a random sample of people (Chinese, Malays, and Asian Indians) aged 40-69 years from the general population of Singapore. Data were adjusted for age and ethnicity. For both genders, people with NIDDM had higher mean body mass indices, waist-hip ratios and abdominal diameters. They also had a higher prevalence of hypertension, higher mean levels of fasting serum triglyceride, slightly lower mean levels of serum high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol, and higher mean levels of plasma plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 and tissue plasminogen activator (antigen). These factors are components of syndrome X (metabolic syndrome) and increase the risk of atherosclerosis and thrombosis. In contrast, there were no important differences for cigarette smoking, serum total and low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol, serum apolipoproteins A1 and B, plasma factor VIIc and plasma prothrombin fragment 1 + 2. Females with NIDDM, but not males, had a higher mean serum fibrinogen level than non- diabetics, which could explain why NIDDM has a greater cardiovascular effect in females than males. Serum lipoprotein(a) concentrations were lower in people with NIDDM. Mean levels of serum ferritin, a pro-oxidant, were higher in people with NIDDM than controls, but there were no important differences for plasma vitamins A, C and E, and serum selenium, which are anti-oxidants.|
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