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.
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Cite this: Romesh Khardori. Fast Five Quiz: Triglycerides as an Independent Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor - Medscape - Mar 10, 2023.