• Medicine
  • Published in Annales de medecine interne 2001

[Revision of old risk factors: triglycerides].

  title={[Revision of old risk factors: triglycerides].},
  author={Jean Dallongeville},
  journal={Annales de medecine interne},
  volume={152 3},
Serum triglycerides are transported by low-density lipoproteins: chylomicrons and VLDL. In the blood compartment, these lipoproteins undergo the action of lipoprotein lipase and are transformed into more dense particles captured by the liver. Several epidemiology studies have evidenced a strong relationship between serum triglyceride level and ischemic cardiovascular risk. This relationship tapers of or disappears after corrections for age, weight and HDL level in multivariate analysis. A… CONTINUE READING