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Association between a family history of diabetes and carotid artery atherosclerosis in Korean adults
Sun Young Shim, Ga Bin Lee, Jee-Seon Shim, Sun Jae Jung, Hyeon Chang Kim
Epidemiol Health. 2021;43:e2021049.   Published online August 3, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4178/epih.e2021049
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Abstract
OBJECTIVES
Diabetes is a well-known risk factor for atherosclerosis, but the association between a family history of diabetes and atherosclerosis remains unknown. In this study, we assessed the association between a family history of diabetes and increased carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis, in a middle-aged Korean population.
METHODS
This cross-sectional study included 3,974 community-dwelling adults (1,404 male and 2,570 female) aged 30-64 years from the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases Etiology Research Center cohort. The presence of a family history of diabetes was assessed through face-to-face interviews using a standardized questionnaire. Carotid IMT was assessed using B-mode ultrasonography, and increased IMT was defined as a value in the top quartile of the IMT values of all participants. Multivariate logistic regression was used to evaluate independent associations between a family history of diabetes and increased IMT.
RESULTS
A family history of diabetes was significantly associated with increased carotid IMT (odds ratio, 1.23; 95% confidence interval, 1.03 to 1.48) after adjusting for sex; age; body mass index; systolic blood pressure; total cholesterol, triglyceride, and hemoglobin A1c levels; smoking; alcohol consumption; exercise; use of antidiabetic, antihypertensive, and antilipidemic drugs; and a family history of hypertension. The positive association remained significant after excluding participants with diabetes (odds ratio, 1.21; 95% confidence interval, 1.00 to 1.47).
CONCLUSIONS
A family history of diabetes was positively associated with increased carotid IMT, even in participants without diabetes. Therefore, information on a family history of diabetes may help identify individuals at high risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
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Korean summary
한국의 30–64세 성인에게서 당뇨병 가족력이 있는 경우, 본인의 당뇨병 여부와 무관하게 경동맥 내중막 두께가 증가된 경향을 보였다. 이 결과는 당뇨병 가족력에 대한 정보를 파악하는 것은 죽상경화성 심혈관 질환의 위험이 높은 개인을 식별하는 데 도움이 될 수 있음을 시사한다.
Key Message
The family history of diabetes was positively associated with an increase in intima-media thickness of the carotid artery, even among people with normal fasting glucose levels. This suggests that asking for a family history of diabetes can help identify people at high risk of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

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