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November 7, 2007

Nonfasting Triglycerides and Cardiovascular Risk

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2007;298(17):2004-2006. doi:10.1001/jama.298.17.2004-a

To the Editor: The studies of the relationship between nonfasting serum triglyceride levels and heart disease by Dr Nordestgaard and colleagues1 and by Dr Bansal and colleagues2 may be important missing pieces in the diet-heart disease puzzle. Recent large epidemiological studies have contradicted the traditional diet-heart disease hypothesis by finding that fat intake has no association with heart disease, whereas carbohydrate intake, especially the glycemic load of carbohydrate intake, has a positive association with heart disease.3

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