Plasma triglyceride levels and risk of stroke and carotid atherosclerosis: a systematic review of the epidemiological studies.

@article{Labreuche2009PlasmaTL,
  title={Plasma triglyceride levels and risk of stroke and carotid atherosclerosis: a systematic review of the epidemiological studies.},
  author={Julien Labreuche and P Touboul and Pierre Amarenco},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2009},
  volume={203 2},
  pages={
          331-45
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The contribution of lipids to stroke risk remains uncertain; little attention has been paid to the effect of triglyceride levels, an emerging risk factor. METHODS We performed two independent systematic PubMed literature searches for epidemiological studies that examined the association of triglyceride levels with stroke and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT). RESULTS We identified 31 studies on the relationship between triglyceride levels and stroke risk and 38 on triglyceride… CONTINUE READING
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