, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp 353–358 | Cite as

The ApoB/ApoA1 Ratio is Associated with Metabolic Syndrome and its Components in a Chinese Population

  • Li Zhong
  • Qifu LiEmail author
  • Yuanjuan Jiang
  • Dan Cheng
  • Zhoujun Liu
  • Bangqiong Wang
  • Rong Luo
  • Qingfeng Cheng
  • Hua Qing


In this study, we assessed whether the apolipoprotein B/apolipoprotein A1 ratio (ApoB/ApoA1) is related to metabolic syndrome (MS) and its components in an urban Chinese population. A total of 709 community residents were enrolled. Metabolic syndrome was defined according to the International Diabetes Federation definition in 2005. The high ApoB/ApoA1 group was defined as the gender-specific upper quartile of the ApoB/ApoA1 ratio. Insulin resistance (IR) was defined as the upper quartile of Homa-IR. The ApoB/ApoA1 ratio was significantly higher in subjects with MS, compared to those without (p < 0.05). After adjusting for age and gender, subjects with MS (odds ratio [OR] = 3.5) or IR (OR = 2.3) were more likely to be in the high ApoB/ApoA1 group. The ApoB/ApoA1 ratio increased significantly as the number of MS components increased (p < 0.05). Taken together, these data demonstrate that the ApoB/ApoA1 ratio is strongly associated with MS and its components in an urban Chinese population.


ApoB ApoA1 ApoB/ApoA1 ratio metabolic syndrome insulin resistance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li Zhong
    • 1
  • Qifu Li
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yuanjuan Jiang
    • 1
  • Dan Cheng
    • 1
  • Zhoujun Liu
    • 1
  • Bangqiong Wang
    • 1
  • Rong Luo
    • 2
  • Qingfeng Cheng
    • 1
  • Hua Qing
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EndocrinologyThe First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical UniversityChongqingChina
  2. 2.Medical Examination CenterThe First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical UniversityChongqingChina

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