Serum gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) concentration may be involved in atherosclerosis. This study examined if serum GGT predicted coronary heart disease (CHD), especially differentiating non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI) and fatal CHD event, among the general population or participants with type-2 diabetes.
A prospective study of 28,838 Finnish men and women aged 25-74 years was performed (1467 incident CHD cases; a median follow-up time of 11.9 years). Serum GGT cutpoints were the 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th sex-specific percentiles. After adjustment for known cardiovascular risk factors, compared with the lowest GGT category, hazard ratios (HR) were 1.15, 1.25, 1.27, and 1.57 among men and 1.03, 1.22, 1.32, and 1.44 among women in other four GGT categories (P for trend
Comment In: Eur Heart J. 2007 Jan;28(2):26917185308
Comment In: Eur Heart J. 2006 Sep;27(18):2145-616835265