Home Archive Vol.42, No.3, 2016 Abdominal Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus are Associated With Higher Seric Levels of IL 4 in Adults

Abdominal Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus are Associated With Higher Seric Levels of IL 4 in Adults

IOANA DANIELA BINISOR(1), Raluca Moldovan(2), I. Moldovan(3), Ana Marina Andrei(4), Monica Ileana Banita(5)

(1)Binisan Medical Centre, Dragasani, Romania, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, (2)Alba-Iulia Emergency County Hospital, Nephrology and Dialysis service, (3)Alba-Iulia Emergency County Hospital, Rehabilitation Medicine, (4)Department of Biochemistry, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, (5)Department of Histology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova

    Abstract: Aims: Study of IL4 in relation to the anthropometric, biochemical and immunological parameters in patients with obesity and/or diabetes. Methods: The relationship between IL4 and clinical and biological parameters was studied in 76 patients divided into 4 groups: obese diabetics (OD), n = 25; obese without diabetes (O), n = 25; non obese diabetics (NOD), n = 11; controls (M), n = 15. IL4 was determined using the ELISA method. Statistical analysis was done using the MedCalc statistical software, version 16.1. Results: Serum IL4 was 0.38 ±0,40 pg / mL in the Control group, 0.366 (0,100-2,35) pg / ml in group O, 4.66±3.73 pg / ml in group OD, 0.30 (0.10-1.35) pg / ml in NOD. When IL4 levels were compared between the four groups, statistical significance was reached for the comparison between groups OD and M. Statistically significant correlations were detected between IL4 and age, waist circumference and hip circumference, blood glucose, glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), VLDL, triglycerides and serum protein fraction β1. In univariate regression, the IL4 level predictors were age, height, BMI, abdominal circumference, hip circumference, beta 1% glucose, HbA1c, total lipids, total cholesterol, VLDL triglycerides, CRP. In multivariate regression, waist circumference and glycemia were significant predictors of levels of IL4 (p = 0.0001).
    Keywords: IL4, inflammation, obesity, diabetes mellitus

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.42.03.03 


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