Background: Obesity is often associated with an alter lipid profile, e.g., raised serum triglycerides (TG) and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels, both important risk factor for cardiovascular-diseases. The aim of current study was to explore the association of a polymorphism of the lipoprotein lipase (LPL) rs328 and cholesteryl-ester-transfer-protein (CETP) rs5882 genes in relation to lipid profile in subjects with/without obesity. Subjects/methods: Genotyping was carried out in 271 individuals, (151 obese subjects and 120 non-obese). Univariate/multivariate analyses were conducted to evaluate the association of these genetic-polymorphisms with obesity and lipid components. Results: Obese subjects had a significantly (P. <. 0.05) higher level of triglyceride (TG), blood pressure, waist-circumference and fasting-blood-glucose, and lower level of HDL-C. LPL and CETP polymorphisms were not associated with obesity in our population. However, the LPL rs328-GG-GC genotype was significantly related to a higher concentration of TG, compared to the CC wild-type; and a higher HDL-C level in the obesity-group with respect to the control group. Moreover, obese-subjects carrying the G allele of CETP had a significantly lower level of HDL-C (P. <. 0.05) compared to those with C allele. Conclusion: We demonstrate a significant association of LPL and CETP polymorphisms with serum triglycerides and HDL-cholesterol.
- Lipid metabolism
- Obese subjects