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Total serum bilirubin and 8-year incident type 2 diabetes mellitus: The Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study

 Y.-J. Kwon  ;  Y.-J. Lee  ;  B.-J. Park  ;  K.-W. Hong  ;  D.-H. Jung 
 DIABETES & METABOLISM, Vol.44(4) : 346-353, 2018 
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Bilirubin ; Impaired fasting glucose ; Impaired glucose tolerance ; KoGES ; Type 2 diabetes mellitus
AIM: In this study, the impact of serum bilirubin on new-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Korean adults was investigated. METHODS: Data were obtained from the Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study (KoGES), a population-based prospective cohort study. The study enrolled 8650 adults (4015 men and 4635 women), aged 40 to 69 years, who underwent a mean follow-up of 8.4 years. The study population was divided into quartiles (Q) of serum bilirubin levels, with cut-off points at 0.46, 0.61 and 0.82mg/dL for men, and 0.35, 0.47 and 0.61mg/dL for women. T2DM was defined based on the following data: fasting blood glucose≥7.0mmol/L, HbA1c level≥6.5% or 2-h plasma glucose≥11.1mmol/L during a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test. RESULTS: Over the mean 8.4-year follow-up, 786 participants (9.1%) developed T2DM. Compared with Q1, the odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for T2DM incidence were 0.52 (0.36-0.74) in men and 0.56 (0.38-0.83) in women aged ≥50 years, respectively, in the highest Q group after adjusting for possible confounding factors. These significant results persisted in those with impaired glucose tolerance and impaired fasting glucose. CONCLUSION: The results of this study reveal a protective role for serum total bilirubin on new-onset T2DM in Korean men and women. In addition, serum total bilirubin had favourable effects on new-onset T2DM in those with impaired glucose tolerance and impaired fasting glucose.
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Kwon, Yu-Jin(권유진) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9021-3856
Park, Byoung Jin(박병진) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1733-5301
Lee, Yong Jae(이용제) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6697-476X
Jung, Dong Hyuk(정동혁) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3411-0676
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