Serum alkaline phosphatase levels and the risk of new-onset diabetes in hypertensive adults
Background: The association between alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and incident diabetes remains uncertain. Our study aimed to investigate the prospective relation of serum ALP with the risk of new-onset diabetes, and explore possible effect modifiers, in hypertensive adults. Methods: A total 14,393 hypertensive patients with available ALP measurements and without diabetes and liver disease at baseline were included from the China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial (CSPPT). The primary outcome was
... ary outcome was new-onset diabetes, defined as physician-diagnosed diabetes or use of glucose-lowering drugs during follow-up, or fasting glucose ≥7.0mmol/L at the exit visit. The secondary study outcome was new-onset impaired fasting glucose (IFG), defined as FG <6.1mmol/L at baseline and ≥6.1 but <7.0mmol/L at the exit visit.Results: Over a median of 4.5 years follow-up, 1,549 (10.8%) participants developed diabetes. Overall, there was a positive relation of serum ALP and the risk of new-onset diabetes (per SD increment, adjusted OR, 1.07; 95%CI: 1.01, 1.14) and new-onset IFG (per SD increment, adjusted OR, 1.07; 95%CI: 1.02, 1.14). Moreover, a stronger positive association between baseline ALP (per SD increment) with new-onset diabetes was found in participants with total homocysteine (tHcy) <10μmol/L (adjusted OR, 1.24; 95%CI: 1.10, 1.40 vs. ≥10μmol/L: adjusted OR, 1.03; 95%CI: 0.96, 1.10; P-interaction=0.007) or FG ≥5.9mmol/L (adjusted OR, 1.16; 95%CI: 1.07, 1.27 vs. <5.9mmol/L: adjusted OR, 1.00; 95%CI: 0.93, 1.08; P-interaction =0.009)Conclusions: In this non-diabetic, hypertensive population, higher serum ALP was significantly associated with the increased risk of new-onset diabetes, especially in those with lower tHcy or higher FG levels.Clinical Trial Registration-URL: Trial registration: NCT00794885 (clinicaltrials.gov). Retrospectively registered November 20, 2008.