• Supriya A Simon Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre,Thiruvalla,Kerala,India.
  • Sowmya Varadhan


Objectives: The present study was done to evaluate and compare the triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein (TG/HDL) ratio in subjects with diabetes
mellitus (DM) and diabetic prone subjects (impaired glucose tolerance [IGT]) with normal subjects without diabetes. An attempt was also made to
correlate TG/HDL with markers of liver injury such as alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, (AST), and alkaline phosphatase (ALP).
Methods: Lab data of 496 patients attending Pushpagiri medical health checkup were obtained. The subjects were grouped into DM: (fasting plasma
glucose >126 mg/dl), IGT: (Fasting plasma glucose: 110-126 mg/dl) and normal: (fasting plasma glucose < 110 mg/dl).
Results: Statistically significant difference were observed in levels of TG, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), TG/HDL ratio, AST, ALP between diabetes, IGT
and normal subjects. Statistical significance within the groups was tested using post-hoc Analysis. The level of TG and TG/HDL ratio was significantly
higher in subjects with DM compared to normal subjects. The mean value of total cholesterol and LDL-C was found to be higher in normal subjects
than in DM and IGT. AST, ALP values were found to be significantly higher in subjects with IGT than normal subjects.
Conclusion: From this study, it can be concluded that TG and TG/HDL ratio were high in DM and IGT than subjects with normal plasma glucose. Liver
injury marker enzymes were found to be high in IGT and is correlated with TG/HDL ratio in DM.
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Impaired glucose tolerance, Hypertriglyceridemia, Triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein ratio, Markers of liver injury.

Author Biography

Supriya A Simon, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre,Thiruvalla,Kerala,India.

Assisstant Professor,

Department of Biochemistry,

Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre,Thiruvalla,Kerala,India.


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Simon, S. A., and S. Varadhan. “RATIO OF TRIGLYCERIDES TO HIGH-DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN CHOLESTEROL AND MARKERS OF LIVER INJURY IN DIABETES MELLITUS”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 8, no. 6, Oct. 2015, pp. 199-01, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/8233.
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