Study on the metabolism changes of glucose and lipid in elderly patients with primary hypertension
Yang Jing, Ye Shandong, ShenGan, et al. Department kf Endocrinology, Anhui Provicial Hospital, Hefei, 230001.
Objective To investigate glucose and lipid metabolism changes in elderly patients with primary hypertension. Meth ods Oral 75g glucose tolerance trial was carryed out, also serum insulin, lipid and ratio of waist / hip measured in 83 elderly patients with primary and 142 subjects who had normal blood pressure. Results Compared with subjects who had normal blood pressure, the prevalence rates of imparied glucose tolerance, diabetes and obesity, levels of fasting and postprandial 2 hour blod glucose, levels of fasting and postprandial 2 hour insulin and triglyceride increased significantly, whereas index of insulin sensitivity and level of HDL - chlesterol decreased markedly in elderly prtients with primary hypertension , P 0. 05. Conclusion elderly patients with primary hypertension are the high-risk people for abnormal glucose and lipid metabolism.