BMC Res Notes 2019 Apr 3;12(1):204. Epub 2019 Apr 3.
Department of Chemical Pathology, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences (S.B.A.H.S.), University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate dyslipidemia in Ghanaian subjects with type 2 diabetes.
Results: Hundred individuals with type 2 diabetes and 61 apparently healthy controls participated. The prevalence of hypercholesterolemia among persons with type 2 diabetes was 53%. Blood pressure, fasting blood glucose (FBG), triglyceride (TG), low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and alanine transaminase (ALT) levels were higher in persons with type 2 diabetes compared with the control group (p < 0.01). Positive correlations were found within persons with type 2 diabetes for triglyceride vs FBG; ALT vs age and aspartate transaminase (AST) vs TG (p < 0.05 respectively). This study demonstrated hyperlipidemia and poor liver health in persons with type 2 diabetes.