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Change in waist circumference and the progression of subclinical atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetes patients

 Ji Sun Nam  ;  Minho Cho  ;  Jong Suk Park  ;  Chul Woo Ahn  ;  Bong Soo Cha  ;  Eun Jig Lee  ;  Sung Kil Lim  ;  Kyung Rae Kim  ;  Hyun Chul Lee 
 Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, Vol.5(3) : 202-209, 2011 
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 Obesity Research & Clinical Practice 
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Objective We aimed to assess the effect of reducing body weight, waist circumference, and various metabolic parameters on the progression of carotid intima media thickness (IMT) in Korean type 2 diabetes patients. Methods This study comprised of 173 patients. Anthropometric measurements, metabolic parameters, and carotid IMT were measured at baseline and 1 year later. Results There were significant differences in waist circumference, HbA1c, and mean left and right IMT after 1 year. The change in waist circumference correlated with changes in HbA1c and changes in right and left IMT after adjusting for age, sex, and medications that could influence the IMT. In multiple regression analysis, the change in waist circumference was a significant predictor of the progression of maximum right and left IMT, with a marginal significance for the latter, and mean left IMT, independent of changes in body weight, BMI, HbA1c level, and the use of anti-hyperlipidemic, antiplatelet agents and thiazolidinediones. Conclusion Controlling abdominal obesity seems to have a significant impact on the progression of subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with diabetes, and therefore, more efforts should be made toward reducing waist circumference to inhibit overt atherosclerotic diseases.
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김경래(Kim, Kyung Rae) ; 남지선(Nam, Ji Sun) ; 박종숙(Park, Jong Suk) ; 안철우(Ahn, Chul Woo) ; 이은직(Lee, Eun Jig) ; 이현철(Lee, Hyun Chul) ; 조민호(Cho, Min Ho) ; 차봉수(Cha, Bong Soo)
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