Triglycerides also Trigger Stroke | Bad cholesterol is better known as a cause of heart disease. But not many people know that triglycerides, or blood fats, play a major role in the incidence of stroke.
Some experts even say that passage levels of triglycerides are very important to know a person's risk of stroke compared bad cholesterol (LDL).
In a study of 774 adult women, who suffered a stroke for over 8 years. They were compared with women who come from the same race and age but not of stroke.
In general, a quarter of women had high levels of triglycerides and 56 percent of stroke compared with a quarter of women are lower triglyceride levels.
Indeed it does not prove that triglycerides that cause stroke, but the connection came after the researchers accounted for other stroke risk factors like high blood pressure and diabetes. In addition to the American Heart Association (AHA) also states that value of triglycerides as a risk factor for stroke.
According to AHA, 150-199 milligrams perdesiliter triglyceride levels (mg/dL) as the upper threshold and triglyceride levels above 200 mg/dL as high.
Several other risk factors are intermediate density lipoprotein (IDL) and very low density liporterotein (VLDL), which shows the particle size of blood fats. Women who have large VLDL particles tend to be more at risk of stroke.
"Traditional measurements such as LDL assessed only just now no longer enough to know the risk of stroke," said Dr.Jeffrey S.Berger, from New York University Medical Center.
Yet he added that not everyone needs to know levels of VLDL or IDL, although there is also a doctor who starts to check them.