Low triglyceride concentrations may be cardiac risk factor

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 23 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1281

Triglycerides increase the risk of coronary artery disease and heart attack at half the concentration currently considered to be safe, according to an 18 year follow up study.

Results presented at the American Heart Association meeting in New Orleans last week showed that patients with triglyceride concentrations as low as 1.1 mmol/l (10 mg/dl) were more than twice as likely to develop heart disease than those with lower concentrations.

The issue of whether …

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