|The Association between Subclinical Atherosclerosis and Uterine Fibroids|
|He, Yuan1,2; Zeng, Qiang1; Li, Xiaohui1; Liu, Baohua3; Wang, Peiyu3|
|WOS标题词||Science & Technology|
|研究领域[WOS]||Science & Technology - Other Topics|
|关键词[WOS]||C-REACTIVE PROTEIN ; PREMENOPAUSAL WOMEN ; BREAST-CANCER ; BODY-SIZE ; PLASMA HOMOCYSTEINE ; RISK-FACTORS ; BLACK-WOMEN ; LEIOMYOMA ; HYPERTENSION ; ETIOLOGY|
Objective(s): To explore the atherogenic hypothesis of uterine fibroids among Chinese women.
Methods: In a case-control study, 335 patients confirmed by ultrasound or hysterectomy surgery and 539 controls were enrolled between October 1, 2009 and April 1, 2012. Unconditional logistic regressions were used to calculate the odds ratios (ORs) for the associations of subclinical atherogenic and cardiovascular risk parameters with uterine fibroids in the overall case group and hysterectomy-confirmed case group, respectively.
Results: Higher level of ankle-brachial index (ABI) was independently associated with increased odds of uterine fibroids. The odds of UF among women in the highest tertile of ABI were 1.88 times higher (95%CI: 1.17, 3.02, P-trend = 0.008) compared to those in the lowest tertile. The serum concentration of homocysteine was inversely related to fibroids (middle vs. low: OR 0.56, 95%CI: 0.36, 0.85; high vs. low: OR 0.50, 95% CI: 0.32, 0.79; P-trend = 0.002). In the hysterectomy-confirmed group, an inverse association was suggested between high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and fibroids (OR 0.46, 95% CI: 0.25, 0.84, P-trend = 0.014). Moreover, the effect of homocysteine concentration was not observed in this group.
Conclusion(s): These findings suggest that women with uterine fibroids might have an increased risk of subclinical atherosclerosis.
|作者单位||1.Chinese Peoples Liberat Army Gen Hosp, Int Med Ctr, Beijing, Peoples R China|
2.Peking Univ, Hlth Sci Ctr, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Nutr & Food Hyg, Beijing 100871, Peoples R China
3.Peking Univ, Hlth Sci Ctr, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Social Med & Hlth Educ, Beijing 100871, Peoples R China
|He, Yuan,Zeng, Qiang,Li, Xiaohui,et al. The Association between Subclinical Atherosclerosis and Uterine Fibroids[J]. PLOS ONE,2013,8(2).|
|APA||He, Yuan,Zeng, Qiang,Li, Xiaohui,Liu, Baohua,&Wang, Peiyu.(2013).The Association between Subclinical Atherosclerosis and Uterine Fibroids.PLOS ONE,8(2).|
|MLA||He, Yuan,et al."The Association between Subclinical Atherosclerosis and Uterine Fibroids".PLOS ONE 8.2(2013).|