Association between C-reactive protein, pro-oxidant-antioxidant balance and traditional cardiovascular risk factors in an Iranian population

Razavi, Acramosadat, Baghshani, Mohammad Reza, Rahsepar, Amir Ali, Ardabili, Hossein Mohaddes, Andalibi, Mohammad Sobhan Sheikh, Parizadeh, Seyyed Mohammad Reza, Tavallaie, Shima, Mousavi, Somayeh, Ghayour-Mobarhan, Majid and Ferns, Gordon (2013) Association between C-reactive protein, pro-oxidant-antioxidant balance and traditional cardiovascular risk factors in an Iranian population. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry, 50 (2). pp. 115-121. ISSN 0004-5632

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Background: Inflammatory states are known to cause an imbalance in the redox status. We aimed to study the possible associations between pro-oxidant-antioxidant balance (PAB) and serum high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) concentrations and traditional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in an unselected Iranian population and in groups of individuals with specific disease.
Methods: The study was conducted among an unselected population of 758 male subjects. Biochemical markers, including hs-CRP and PAB values, were measured.
Results: Serum hs-CRP concentrations were positively associated with serum PAB values (r = 0.260, P <= 0.001). Univariate analysis showed that PAB values were statistically higher in individuals who were obese or smokers compared with non-obese and non-smokers individuals (P < 0.01). While serum hs-CRP concentrations were significantly higher in older subjects, subjects with obesity, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, central obesity, hypertriglyceridaemia, higher low-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations, positive history of CVD and lower physical activity than subjects without these risk factors (P < 0.05). Comparing hs-CRP and PAB values in different CVD risk score subgroups showed a significant incremental rise in both parameters as CVD risk score increased (P < 0.05). Using multiple linear regression analysis we found a strong association between PAB values and hs-CRP concentrations.
Conclusions: This study showed that among Iranian subjects, the inflammatory marker, hs-CRP, was strongly and positively associated with a marker of oxidative stress and also with several traditional risk factors of CVD. Moreover, the impact of traditional cardiovascular risk factors on hs-CRP concentrations and PAB values differed.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Division of Medical Education
Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology > RB037 Clinical pathology. Laboratory technique
Depositing User: Gordon Ferns
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2014 13:25
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2014 13:25
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