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Clin Chim Acta. 2011 Aug 17;412(17-18):1658-61. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2011.05.019. Epub 2011 May 23.

The association of gamma-glutamyltransferase and C-reactive protein with IFG/IGT in Chinese adults in Qingdao, China.

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Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Medical College of Qingdao University, Qingdao, China.



Serum gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) and C-reactive protein(CRP) have been previously shown to be associated with impaired fasting glucose/impaired glucose tolerance (IFG/IGT), but such an association has not been well verified, and is examined in a non-diabetic Chinese population.


A population-based cross-sectional study was conducted in 2006 in Qingdao, China. Data of 1143 men and 1689 women aged 35-74 years and free of diabetes at baseline were analyzed. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was performed to estimate the odds ratio (OR) and its 95% confidence interval (CI).


Compared with the lowest quartile, the ORs (95%CI) for IFG/IGT corresponding to the highest quartile were 0.89(0.61,1.28) in men and 0.87(0.64,1.18) in women for CRP and 2.12(1.40,3.38) and 1.87(1.32,2.62) for GGT, when the two were fitted simultaneously in a model adjusting for age, school years, alcohol-drinking, smoking, family history of diabetes, systolic blood pressure, waist circumference, triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein.


The elevated GGT, but not CRP, was independently associated with the presence of the IFG/IGT in both genders in this Chinese population.

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