Omelchenko E, Gavish D, Shargorodsky M. Adiponectin is better predictor of subclinical atherosclerosis than liver function tests in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. J Am Soc Hypertens. 2014 Jun;8(6):376-80. Epub 2014 Mar 13. PMID: 24794207.

J Am Soc Hypertens. 2014 Jun;8(6):376-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jash.2014.03.002. Epub 2014 Mar 13.

Adiponectin is better predictor of subclinical atherosclerosis than liver function tests in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Omelchenko E(1), Gavish D(2), Shargorodsky M(3).

Author information:
(1)Department of Medicine, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel.
(2)Department of Medicine, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel; Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
(3)Department of Endocrinology, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel; Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Electronic address: marinas@wolfson.health.gov.il.

Adiponectin has recently been considered as a possible link between liver dysfunction and atherosclerosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The present study was designed to evaluate the relation between circulating adiponectin and arterial stiffness parameters, such as pulse wave velocity (PWV) and aortic augmentation index (AI), in patients with hepatic steatosis. The study group consisted of 52 subjects with NAFLD. PWV and AI were performed using SphygmoCor (version 7.1, AtCor Medical, Sydney, Australia). Metabolic parameters, homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance, and adiponectin levels were determined. Adiponectin was significantly, positively associated with AI (r = 0.467; P < .0001) and with PWV (r = 0.348; P = .011). No association between arterial stiffness parameters and liver function tests was observed. In a multiple linear regression analysis, adiponectin remained a significant predictor of PWV even after controlling for age, gender, and MAP. Serum adiponectin levels were significantly associated with indices of subclinical atherosclerosis, such as PWV and AI in patients with NAFLD. This association was independent of age, gender, and blood pressure level and suggests an active role of adiponectin in the pathophysiology of vascular disease in this particular population group.

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PMID: 24794207  [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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