Abstract 10041: Increased Triglyceride Levels are Associated With Endothelial Dysfunction: FMD-Japan Registry
Objective: In contrast to low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and high density lipoprotein cholesterol, which are well-established independent risk factors for cardiovascular disease, the importance of triglycerides remains controversial. In this study, we evaluated the associations between triglycerides and endothelial function in the general population.
Methods and Results: We enrolled 4,908 subjects (3842 men and 1066 women; mean age, 48±12 years) who were enrolled in FMD-Japan registry. And, we investigated cross-sectional associations between triglycerides and endothelial function by measurement of flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD). The triglycerides levels were negatively associated with FMD (r=-0.10, P<0.001). Subjects were divided into six groups on the basis of the triglycerides level. FMD was significantly decreased with an increase in the triglycerides level (≤63 mg/dL, 7.0±3.5%; 64 to 83 mg/dL, 6.3±3.5%; 84 to 105 mg/dL, 6.0±3.1%; 106 to 131 mg/dL, 5.8±3.2%; 132 to 179 mg/dL, 5.7±3.1%; ≥180 mg/dL, 5.5±3.0%; P for trend<0.001). After adjustment for age, sex, cardiovascular risk factors including high density lipoprotein cholesterol, high triglycerides level groups independently remained associated with low quartile of FMD using the triglycerides ≤63 mg/dL group as the reference (Table).
Conclusions: These findings supported an independent association between triglycerides and cardiovascular disease.
Author Disclosures: M. Kajikawa: None. Y. Higashi: None. T. Maruhashi: None. Y. Iwamoto: None. A. Iwamoto: None. N. Oda: None. S. Kishimoto: None. T. Hidaka: None. K. Noma: None. H. Tomiyama: None. B. Takase: None. A. Yamashina: None. Y. Kihara: None.
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