Abstract P253: Body Mass Index and Heart Failure among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Background: Epidemiologic data on the association between body mass index (BMI) and heart failure (HF) risk among diabetic patients is rare. Aim: To investigate the association between BMI and HF risk among patients with type 2 diabetic in the Louisiana State University Hospital-based Longitudinal study (LSUHLS). Methods: We performed a prospective cohort study of risk for HF among 31,155 patients of type 2 diabetes (11,468 men and 19,687 women). Cox proportional hazards regression models were used to estimate the association of different levels of BMI with HF risk. Results: During a mean follow-up of 7.8 years, 5,834 subjects developed HF (2,379 men and 3,455 women). The multivariable-adjusted (age, race, smoking, income and type of insurance) hazard ratios of HF associated with BMI levels (18.5-22.9, 23-24.9, 25-29.9 [reference group], 30-34.9, 35-39.9, and ≥40 kg/m2) at baseline were 0.95, 1.00, 1.00, 1.16, 1.64, and 2.02 (Ptrend <0.001) for men, and 1.16, 1.16, 1.00, 1.23, 1.55, and 2.01 (Pnon-linear <0.001) for women, respectively. When we used an updated mean value of BMI, the association of HF risk with BMI did not change. When stratified by age, race, smoking status and use of anti-diabetic drugs, the positive association among men and the J-shaped association among women were still present. Conclusions: Our study suggests a positive association between BMI and HF risk among men, and a J-shaped association between BMI and HF risk among women with type 2 diabetes.
Author Disclosures: G. Hu: None. P. Katzmarzyk: None. R. Horswell: None. Y. Wang: None. J. Johnson: None. W. Li: None.
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