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Schneider, A.E. ; Neas, L.* ; Herbst, M.C.* ; Case, M.* ; Williams, R.W.* ; Cascio, W.* ; Hinderliter, A.* ; Holguin, F.* ; Buse, J.B.* ; Dungan, K.* ; Styner, M.* ; Peters, A. ; Devlin, R.B.*

Endothelial Dysfunction: Associations with Exposure to Ambient Fine Particles in Diabetic Individuals.

Environ. Health Perspect. 116, 1666-1674 (2008)
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BACKGROUND: Exposure to fine airborne particulate matter [<= 2.5 mu m in aerodynamic diameter (PM2.5)] has been associated with cardiovascular and hematologic effects, especially in older people with cardiovascular disease. Some epidemiologic studies suggest that adults with diabetes also may be a particularly susceptible population. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to analyze the short-term effects of ambient PM2.5 on markers of endothelial function in diabetic volunteers.METHODS: We conducted a prospective panel study in 22 people with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (USA), from November 2004 to December 2005. We acquired daily measurements of PM2.5 and meteorologic data at central monitoring sites. On 4 consecutive days, we measured endothelial function by brachial artery ultrasound in all participants and by pulsewave measurements in a subgroup. Data were analyzed using additive mixed models with a random participant effect and adjusted for season, day of the week, and meteorology. RESULTS: Flow-mediated dilatation decreased in association with PM2.5 during the first 24 hr, whereas small-artery elasticity index decreased with a delay of 1 and 3 days. These PM2.5-associated decrements in endothelial function were greater among participants with a high body mass index, high glycosylated hemoglobin Ale, low adiponectin, or the null polymorphism of glutathione S-transferase M1. However, high levels of myeloperoxidase on the examination day led to strongest effects on endothelial dysfunction. CONCLUSIONS: These data demonstrate that PM2.5 exposure may cause immediate endothelial dysfunction. Clinical characteristics associated with insulin resistance were associated with enhanced effects of PM on endothelial function. In addition, participants with greater oxidative potential seem to be more susceptible.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
Schlagwörter air pollution; diabetes; endothelial dysfunction; environmental epidemiology; particulate matter
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0091-6765
e-ISSN 1552-9924
Quellenangaben Band: 116, Heft: 12, Seiten: 1666-1674 Artikelnummer: , Supplement: ,
Verlag Research Triangle Park
Verlagsort NC [u.a.]
Begutachtungsstatus Peer reviewed