High triglyceride/HDL cholesterol ratio is associated with silent brain infarcts in a healthy population

Background

Triglycerides (TG)/high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ratio is a marker of small/dense low-density lipoprotein particles, which are closely associated with various metabolic and vascular diseases. However, the role of TG/HDL cholesterol ratio in cerebrovascular diseases has not been well studied. In this study, we evaluated the relationship between TG/HDL cholesterol ratio and the presence of silent brain infarct (SBI) in a neurologically healthy population.

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Conclusions

The TG/HDL cholesterol ratio was positively associated with the prevalence of SBI in a neurologically healthy population.

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Giovambattista Scarfone

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