Association of vascular risk factors with increasing glycernia even in normoglycemic subjects in an older Chinese population: the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study

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  • W Sen Zhang
  • XQ Lao
  • M Schooling
  • T Lam
  • Ste Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study
  • CQ Jiang
  • SM McGhee


Hyperglycemia increases cardiovascular disease risk, but the association between increasing glycemia and cardiovascular risk factors, angina, and coronary heart disease in nonnoglycemic subjects is less clear, particularly in Chinese. We report on possible associations in a large group of Mainland Chinese subjects. A total of 10 400 older subjects 50 years) were recruited, and vascular risk factors were measured, including anthropometry, blood pressure, and fasting plasma biochemical factors including glucose, lipid profile, and C-reactive protein (CRP). Subjects were categorized by glycemic status, and the relationship between glycemia and cardiovascular risk factors was investigated using analysis of variance and multiple linear regression analyses. Tertiles of fasting glucose levels showed a clear positive relationship with cardiovascular risk factors including age, obesity, blood pressure, lipid levels, and CRP (P


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1041
Number of pages7
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006