The DECODE Study Group Bood lipid levels in relation to glucose status in European men and women without a prior history of diabetes: the DECODE Study

L. Zhang, Q. Qiao, J. Tuomilehto, N. Hammar, K.G. Alberti, M. Eliasson, R.J. Heine, C.D.A. Stehouwer, G. Ruotolo

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Objective: Dyslipidaemia is present not only in diabetic but also in prediabetic subjects. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between lipid and glucose levels in a large European population without a prior history of diabetes. Research design and methods: Data from the population-based studies of 8960 men and 10,516 women aged 35-74 years representing 15 cohorts in 8 European countries were jointly analyzed. Multivariate adjusted linear regression analyses with standardized coefficients (beta) were performed to estimate the relationship between lipid and plasma glucose. Results: In subjects without a prior history of diabetes, positive relationships were shown between fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and total cholesterol (TC) (beta = 0.06 and 0.03, respectively for men and women, p <> 0.05 in men and beta = -0.03,p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-77
JournalDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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