The association between arterial stiffness and colorectal adenomatous polyp in women.
ABSTRACT Colorectal adenomatous polyp is a precancerous lesion, and some studies have documented its link with cardiovascular risk factors. This study aimed to investigate the association between arterial stiffness and colorectal adenomatous polyp.
Among 388 Korean women, we examined the association between brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) as a measurement of arterial stiffness and the presence of colorectal adenomatous polyp as determined by colonoscopy. baPWV values were categorized separately as follows: ≤1199 cm/s, 1200-1399 cm/s, 1400-1599 cm/s and ≥1600 cm/s. The odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for colorectal adenomatous polyp were calculated across each group of PWVs.
The prevalence of colorectal adenomatous polyp was 9.5%. After adjusting for age, body mass index (BMI), cigarette smoking, blood pressure, fasting plasma glucose, and triglycerides, the ORs (95% CIs) for colorectal adenomatous polyp according to each of the four groups of baPWV were 1.00, 2.89 (0.52-15.98), 3.27 (0.48-22.24), and 11.17 (1.17-106.99).
A higher level of baPWV was found to be independently associated with the presence of colorectal adenomatous polyp, regardless of classic cardiovascular risk factors and other components of metabolic syndrome in women.
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ABSTRACT: Colorectal neoplasm and coronary artery disease (CAD) share similar risk factors, and their co-occurrence may be associated. To investigate the prevalence of colorectal neoplasm in patients with CAD in a cross-sectional study and to identify the predisposing factors for the association of the 2 diseases. Patients in Hong Kong, China, were recruited for screening colonoscopy after undergoing coronary angiography for suspected CAD during November 2004 to June 2006. Presence of CAD (n = 206) was defined as at least 50% diameter stenosis in any 1 of the major coronary arteries; otherwise, patients were considered CAD-negative (n = 208). An age- and sex-matched control group was recruited from the general population (n = 207). Patients were excluded for use of aspirin or statins, personal history of colonic disease, or colonoscopy in the past 10 years. The prevalence of colorectal neoplasm in CAD-positive, CAD-negative, and general population participants was determined. Bivariate logistic regression was performed to study the association between colorectal neoplasm and CAD and to identify risk factors for the association of the 2 diseases after adjusting for age and sex. The prevalence of colorectal neoplasm in the CAD-positive, CAD-negative, and general population groups was 34.0%, 18.8%, and 20.8% (P < .001 by chi2 test), prevalence of advanced lesions was 18.4%, 8.7%, and 5.8% (P < .001), and prevalence of cancer was 4.4%, 0.5%, and 1.4% (P = .02), respectively. Fifty percent of the cancers in CAD-positive participants were early stage. After adjusting for age and sex, an association still existed between colorectal neoplasm and presence of CAD (odds ratio [OR], 1.88; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.25-2.70; P = .002) and between advanced lesions and presence of CAD (OR, 2.51; 95% CI, 1.43-4.35; P = .001). The metabolic syndrome (OR, 5.99; 95% CI, 1.43-27.94; P = .02) and history of smoking (OR, 4.74; 95% CI, 1.38-18.92; P = .02) were independent factors for the association of advanced colonic lesions and CAD. In this study population undergoing coronary angiography, the prevalence of colorectal neoplasm was greater in patients with CAD. The association between the presence of advanced colonic lesions and CAD was stronger in persons with the metabolic syndrome and a history of smoking.JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association 09/2007; 298(12):1412-9. · 29.98 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: The metabolic syndrome, a cluster of metabolic abnormalities linked to insulin resistance, has attracted much interest as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Hyperinsulinemia is also a postulated biological risk factor for colorectal carcinogenesis. We therefore here examined the relation between the metabolic syndrome and colorectal adenoma development. The study subjects were 756 cases of colorectal adenoma and 1751 controls with no polyps who underwent total colonoscopy during the period January 1995 to March 2002 at two Self Defense Forces (SDF) hospitals in Japan. The metabolic syndrome was defined with reference to abdominal obesity in combination with any two of the following conditions: elevated triglycerides (150 mg/dL); lowered HDL cholesterol (<40 mg/dL); elevated blood pressure (systolic blood pressure 130 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure 85 mmHg); and raised fasting glucose (110 mg/dL). Abdominal obesity was defined as a waist circumference of 85 cm or more(Japanese criterion) or 90 cm (Asian criterion). Statistical adjustment was made for age, hospital, and rank in the SDF. The metabolic syndrome was found to be associated with a moderately increased risk of colorectal adenomas whether either of the Japanese and Asian criteria was used; adjusted odds ratios with the Japanese and Asian criteria were 1.38 (95% confidence interval [CI] 1.13-1.69) and 1.48 (95% CI 1.13-1.93), respectively. Increased risk was more evident for proximal than distal colon or rectal adenomas, and was almost exclusively observed for large lesions (5 mm in diameter). Thus the metabolic syndrome appears to be an important entity with regard to the prevention of colorectal cancer, as well as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP 6(4):485-9. · 1.50 Impact Factor