In Reply: Dr Tzavellas and colleagues suggest that depression could influence our finding that increasing levels of nonfasting triglycerides are associated with increased risk of ischemic stroke. This comment is also relevant to an earlier study demonstrating an association between increasing levels of nonfasting triglycerides and increased risk of myocardial infarction, ischemic heart disease, and early death.1
Freiberg J, Tybjærg-Hansen A, Nordestgaard BG. Triglycerides, Depression, and Risk of Ischemic Stroke—Reply. JAMA. 2009;301(13):1338–1339. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.411
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