Performing a meta-analysis on the relationship between triglycerides and CVD in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), Ye and colleagues concluded that higher serum triglyceride levels tended to be associated with an increased risk for CVD but could not serve as an independent risk marker in this group of patients. Ye and colleagues also reported that increased triglyceride levels are associated with an increased risk for incident CVD. In another study, Ren and colleagues reported that low triglycerides were a marker for increased risk for CVD in patients with long-term T2DM.
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Cite this: Romesh Khardori. Fast Five Quiz: Triglycerides as an Independent Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor - Medscape - Mar 10, 2023.