Non-fasting triglyceride levels in the Korean population with and without ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease

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Background/Aims: Associations between non-fasting triglyceride (TG) levels and a risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) and cerebrovascular accident (CVA) have been suggested in Caucasians. We aimed to investigate whether non-fasting TG levels reflect the risk of IHD/CVA in Koreans. Methods: We conducted an analysis of patients aged ≥ 30 years from the nationwide survey database. Fasting TG was defined as a measurement taken ≥ 12 hours since the last meal. Non-fasting TG was categorized by fasting duration of 0 to 3, 4 to 7, and 8 to 11 hours. Results: In subjects without history of IHD/CVA, diabetes, or lipid-lowering medication, the TG level was significantly elevated for 7 hours in men compared to fasting TG levels (p = 0.011); the mean TG levels were 154.9 mg/dL (standard error [SE], 13.0), 177.0 mg/dL (SE, 12.1), 148.8 mg/dL (SE, 2.8), and 141.5 mg/dL (SE, 1.4) for 0 to 3, 4 to 7, 8 to 11, and ≥12 hours’ fasting, respectively. In women, there was no difference in TG level according to fasting duration after adjustment for con-founders. In men without diabetes, the TG level from 4 to 7 hours’ fasting showed a significant difference between subjects with or without IHD/CVA even after adjustments for age, body mass index, lipid medication, exercise, and dietary factors (215.1 mg/dL vs. 177.3 mg/dL, p < 0.001). Conclusions: In men, non-fasting TG levels from 4 to 7 hours’ fasting were significantly associated with IHD/CVA, and were superior to fasting TG levels level in the significant association with the history of IHD or CVA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-364
Number of pages12
JournalKorean Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Fasting duration
  • Fasting triglyceride
  • Myocardial isch-emia
  • Non-fasting triglyceride

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