Triglyceride Concentration and Ischemic Heart Disease: An Eight-Year Follow-up in the Copenhagen Male Study

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Abstract

Background

The role of triglycerides as a risk factor of ischemic heart disease (IHD) remains controversial. For the present study, we examined the relation between fasting triglycerides and risk of IHD in the Copenhagen Male Study.

Conclusions

In middle-aged and elderly white men, a high level of fasting triglycerides is a strong risk factor of IHD independent of other major risk factors, including HDL cholesterol. (Circulation. 1998;97:1029-1036.)

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