Fast Five Quiz: Triglycerides as an Independent Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


March 10, 2023

The triglyceride-glucose index is a logarithmized product of fasting triglyceride and fasting glucose and has been shown to be a simple measure of insulin resistance; a high triglyceride-glucose index category has been associated with an increased risk for CVD. The HOMA-IR and intravenous glucose tolerance testing are time-consuming and burdensome, according to Cersosimo and colleagues.

Learn more about the workup for hypertriglyceridemia.


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