Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and its correlation with anthropometric markers of cardiovascular risk in hemodialysis

Claudia Maria Costa de Oliveira, Suelen Rios Melo, Aline Moreira do Vale Mota, Marcos Kubrusly
Journal of Renal Nutrition 2012, 22 (2): 251-7

INTRODUCTION: Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-c) may be a better indicator of atherogenicity in the hemodialysis population.

PURPOSE: To investigate the correlation of non-HDL-c with anthropometric measurements associated to cardiovascular risk, such as body mass index, waist circumference, waist-to-height ratio, waist-to-height(2) ratio, and waist-to-hip circumference ratio.

METHODS: We evaluated anthropometric markers and lipids in 86 hemodialysis patients, and the correlation between them was investigated.

RESULTS: Non-HDL-c had a positive correlation with body mass index (r = 0.273; P = .01), waist circumference (r = 0.375; P = .000), waist-to-height ratio (r = 0.333; P = .002), waist-to-height(2) ratio (r = 0.270; P = .012), and waist-to-hip circumference ratio (r = 0.356; P = .001).

CONCLUSIONS: This study detected a positive and significant correlation between non-HDL-c, but not low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and the anthropometric cardiovascular risk indexes. We could suggest that non-HDL-c can be used as a cardiovascular risk factor indicator among dialysis patients.

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