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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


ANGELO VIEIRA, Bruna; SAUER, Patrícia; MARCADENTI, Aline  and  HAAS PIOVESAN, Carla. Association between LAP Index (lipid accumulation product) and metabolic profile in hospitalized patients. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.6, pp.2771-2774. ISSN 1699-5198.

Introduction: lipid Accumulation Product (LAP) Index correlates to cardiovascular risk factors in general population but it has not been tested in hospitalized patients. Objectives: we aimed to evaluate associations between LAP Index and metabolic profile in a tertiary hospital. Methods: Cross-sectional study with 90 inpatients. Lipid profile, fasting glucose, systolic and diastolic blood pressure measurements were obtained from electronic medical records. Weight, height and waist circumferences (WC) were assessed; Body Mass Index (BMI) and LAP Index were calculated. Data were expressed as mean ± standard deviation or percentage. Pearson's correlation and Multiple Linear Regression were used to assess the objectives. Results: mean age of participants was 55.03 ± 14.86 years and 47.8% (n = 43) were men. After adjustment for sex, age and physic activity LAP Index (log-transformed) was significantly associated with HDL-cholesterol (p < 0.001), fasting glucose (p = 0.02), systolic blood pressure (p = 0.03) and a trend toward total cholesterol (p = 0.07). Conclusion: There are independent association between LAP Index (log-transformed) and metabolic profile in hospitalized patients.

Keywords : Obesity; Abdominal; Inpatients; Biological Markers; Blood Pressure.

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