Abdominal obesity, systolic blood pressure, and microalbuminuria in normotensive and euglycemic Korean men

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Abstract

Objectives:

To evaluate the relationship between abdominal obesity and microalbuminuria (MA) in normotensive, euglycemic Korean men.

Design:

A cross-sectional study at a health screening center.

Subjects:

A total of 1321 healthy, normotensive Korean men, aged 20-78 years, with a fasting plasma glucose level <100 mg/dl.

Measurements:

Height, weight, and waist; systolic blood pressure (SBP); diastolic blood pressures (DBP); urinary albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR); fasting glucose, insulin, lipids, C-reactive protein (CRP), and white blood cell count. Waist circumference (WC) was used to indicate abdominal obesity and a single measurement of ACR was used to estimate MA. We also calculated body mass index (BMI) based on weight and height.

Results:

Mean BMI, WC, and SBP were significantly higher in subjects with MA than in those without (24.8±4.1 vs 23.8±2.7 kg/m2,86±9 vs 83±8 cm, and 115±5 vs 112±7 mmHg, respectively). Multiple logistic regression analyses showed that only WC and SBP were independent predictors of MA.

Conclusion:

WC and SBP were positively associated with MA in normotensive and euglycemic Korean men.

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