Associations of hyperglycemia and insulin resistance with biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction in Hispanic/Latino youths: Results from the Hispanic Community Children's Health Study/Study of Latino Youth (SOL Youth)

Christina M. Parrinello, Simin Hua, Mercedes R. Carnethon, Linda C. Gallo, Barry Hudson, Ronald B Goldberg, Alan M Delamater, Robert C. Kaplan, Carmen R. Isasi

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Aims: We hypothesized that Hispanic/Latino youth at high risk for diabetes would have elevated biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction. Methods: Among 1316 children 8-16. years old from the Study of Latino Youth (SOL Youth), we used Poisson regression to obtain prevalence ratios (PRs) and 95% CIs for the cross-sectional association of quartiles of fasting glucose, HbA1c, and insulin resistance with E-selectin and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) levels above the median (≥. 48.1 and ≥. 2.02. ng/mL, respectively). Results: Levels of E-selectin and PAI-1 were higher in children who were obese or had higher levels of hs-CRP (p <. 0.05). Insulin resistance was independently associated with higher levels of PAI-1 (adjusted PR and 95% CI for the highest versus lowest quartile (Q4 vs Q1): 2.25 [1.64, 3.09]). We found stronger evidence of associations of insulin resistance with higher levels of PAI-1 among boys as compared with girls (p-interaction = 0.10). Conclusions: Insulin resistance was associated with endothelial dysfunction, as measured by higher levels of PAI-1, in Hispanic/Latino youth. These biomarkers may be useful in risk stratification and prediction of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in high-risk youth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Diabetes and its Complications
StateAccepted/In press - Aug 23 2016



  • Adolescents/children
  • E-selectin
  • Hispanics
  • Hyyperglycemia
  • Insulin resistance
  • Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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