A 3-year Mediterranean-style dietary intervention may modulate the association between adiponectin gene variants and body weight change.

Auteur(s) :
Martínez-González MÁ., Martinez JA., Razquin C.
Date :
Août, 2010
Source(s) :
Eur J Nutr.. #49:5 p311-9
Adresse :
Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Physiology and Toxicology, University of Navarra, Irunlarrea 1, 31080, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain.

Sommaire de l'article

Adiponectin gene variations have been associated with obesity. There are few interventional studies analyzing this association. The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of a nutritional intervention with Mediterranean-style diet and three (-4034A/C, +45T/G, and +276 G/T) adiponectin gene variants on 3-year body weight changes in high cardiovascular risk patients.

A total of 737 participants, aged 55-80 at high cardiovascular risk were assigned to a low-fat diet or to a Mediterranean-style diet (MD) groups, one with high intake of virgin olive oil (VOO) and the other with high intake of nuts. Anthropometric parameters were taken at baseline and after 3-year follow-up, and the genotyping of the -4034A/C, +45T/G, and +276 G/T polymorphisms was done.

GG genotype of the +45T/G polymorphism was associated with 3-year higher body weight gain (B = 1.399; B = 0.043). TT genotype of the +276G/T polymorphism was linked to the highest 3-year body weight gain in men. Both Mediterranean diets appeared to reverse this effect (p for interaction = 0.053).

Adiponectin gene variation appeared to be associated with 3-year body weight changes in a high cardiovascular risk population. This association may be modulated by a nutritional intervention with a Mediterranean-style diet.

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