Association between genetic variant of apolipoprotein C3 and incident hypertension stratified by obesity and physical activity in Korea

Garam Jo, So Young Kwak, Ji Young Kim, Hyunjung Lim, Min Jeong Shin

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Abstract

Apolipoprotein C3 (APOC3) is an important regulator of lipoprotein metabolism, and has been shown to be strongly associated with hypertriglyceridemia. We tested whether triglyceride-influencing genetic variants at APOC3 (T-455C, C-482T, C1100T, and SstI) are associated with the onset of hypertension (HTN) among Korean adults stratified by lifestyle-related factors in the Ansung–Ansan cohort within the Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study. After excluding participants with preexisting cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and HTN, a total of 5239 men and women were included at baseline (2001–2002), and followed up for a median of 9.8 years. Carriers of the C allele of C1100T with body mass index <25 kg/m2 showed a significantly lower HTN risk (hazard ratio (HR) than non-carriers: 0.87, 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.77–0.98) after adjusting for covariates. In addition, carriers of the C allele of T-455C and the T allele of C-482T with low physical activity had lower incident HTN than non-carriers (HR: 1.14, 95% CI: 1.03–1.26; HR: 1.13, 95% CI: 1.02–1.25). Our results suggest that genotype effects in APOC3 on HTN risk have been shown in lean carriers of the C allele of C1100T and in less active people having the C allele of T-455C and T allele of C-482T in a large sample of the Korean population.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1595
JournalNutrients
Volume10
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov

Keywords

  • Apolipoprotein C3
  • Genetic variant
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Physical activity
  • Triglyceride

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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