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Triglyceride-containing lipoprotein sub-fractions and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: A prospective analysis in 11,560 adults.

Joshi, Roshni and Wannamethee, S Goya and Engmann, Jorgen and Gaunt, Tom and Lawlor, Deborah A and Price, Jackie and Papacosta, Olia and Shah, Tina and Tillin, Therese and Chaturvedi, Nishi and Kivimaki, Mika and Kuh, Diana and Kumari, Meena and Hughes, Alun D and Casas, Juan P and Humphries, Steve and Hingorani, Aroon D and Schmidt, A Floriaan (2020) 'Triglyceride-containing lipoprotein sub-fractions and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: A prospective analysis in 11,560 adults.' European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 27 (15). pp. 1617-1626. ISSN 2047-4873

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AIMS:Elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease; however, there is uncertainty about the role of total triglycerides and the individual triglyceride-containing lipoprotein sub-fractions. We measured 14 triglyceride-containing lipoprotein sub-fractions using nuclear magnetic resonance and examined associations with coronary heart disease and stroke. METHODS:Triglyceride-containing sub-fraction measures were available in 11,560 participants from the three UK cohorts free of coronary heart disease and stroke at baseline. Multivariable logistic regression was used to estimate the association of each sub-fraction with coronary heart disease and stroke expressed as the odds ratio per standard deviation increment in the corresponding measure. RESULTS:The 14 triglyceride-containing sub-fractions were positively correlated with one another and with total triglycerides, and inversely correlated with high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). Thirteen sub-fractions were positively associated with coronary heart disease (odds ratio in the range 1.12 to 1.22), with the effect estimates for coronary heart disease being comparable in subgroup analysis of participants with and without type 2 diabetes, and were attenuated after adjustment for HDL-C and LDL-C. There was no evidence for a clear association of any triglyceride lipoprotein sub-fraction with stroke. CONCLUSIONS:Triglyceride sub-fractions are associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease but not stroke, with attenuation of effects on adjustment for HDL-C and LDL-C.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Epidemiology; triglycerides; lipoproteins; metabolomics; coronary heart disease; stroke
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2020 19:35
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:10

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