Plasma Adiponectin Level and Myocardial Infarction : the JMS Cohort Study

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Author(s)

    • HATANO Yu
    • Sixth-year medical student, Jichi Medical University
    • MATSUMOTO Masatoshi
    • Division of Community and Family Medicine, Centre for Community Medicine, Jichi Medical University
    • ISHIKAWA Shizukiyo
    • Division of Community and Family Medicine, Centre for Community Medicine, Jichi Medical University
    • KAJII Eiji
    • Division of Community and Family Medicine, Centre for Community Medicine, Jichi Medical University

Abstract

<b>Background: </b>Adiponectin is associated with many cardiovascular risk factors. Thus, a relation between adiponectin and subsequent coronary heart disease has been hypothesized. However, the results of prospective studies have been conflicting.<BR><b>Methods: </b>In this nested case-control study, blood samples were collected from 5243 of 12 490 community residents enrolled in the Jichi Medical School Cohort Study. The samples were taken between 1992 and 1995 and stored until 2007, at which point the plasma adiponectin level was measured.<BR><b>Results: </b>During an average of 9.4 years of follow-up, 38 patients with myocardial infarction and 89 controls matched for age, sex, and community were identified. Plasma adiponectin concentration did not significantly differ between cases and controls (geometric mean 7.6 [interquartile range, 5.0–12.2] versus 7.4 [5.4–11.0] mg/L, respectively, <i>P</i> = 0.57). The odds of myocardial infarction in the lowest tertile of adiponectin concentration was not significantly different from that in the highest tertile, after adjustment for age and sex (OR 1.33; 95% CI, 0.50–3.55) or after further adjustment for other cardiovascular risk factors (OR 1.68; 95% CI, 0.45–6.25). Similarly, there was no significant difference in odds of myocardial infarction between the lowest and highest quartiles of adiponectin concentration.<BR><b>Conclusion: </b>The results do not support an association between hypoadiponectinemia and myocardial infarction.

Journal

  • Journal of Epidemiology

    Journal of Epidemiology 19(2), 49-55, 2009-03-01

    Japan Epidemiological Association

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Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10027650321
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10952696
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    09175040
  • Data Source
    CJP  J-STAGE 
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