Elevated levels of nonfasting triglycerides were associated with increased risk for death, MI, and ischemic heart disease

January 2008
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 148 Issue 1, p23
Academic Journal
The article presents a clinical study that investigates whether the level of nonfasting triglycerides predict risk for death, myocardial infarction (MI) and ischemic heart disease in men and women. A cohort study was conducted in Copenhagen, Denmark for a mean of 26 years. The study showed that for every one millimole per liter increase in the level of non-fasting triglycerides led to increasing risk for death, MI and ischemic heart disease in women, and death and MI in men.


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