CME/CE: Recent Trends in Triglycerides

CME/CE: Recent Trends in Triglycerides
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Margaret D. Carroll, MSPH

Survey Statistician
Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys
National Center for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Margaret D. Carroll, MSPH, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that she has or has had no financial interests to report.

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Margaret D. Carroll, MSPH (click to view)

Margaret D. Carroll, MSPH

Survey Statistician
Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys
National Center for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Margaret D. Carroll, MSPH, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that she has or has had no financial interests to report.

Triglyceride levels among Americans appear to have dropped significantly in the past decade. Despite positive trends, continued efforts are needed to improve the adoption of several treatments and lifestyle modifications to further reduce triglyceride levels.
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Readings & Resources (click to view)

Carroll MD, Kit BK, Lacher DA. Trends in elevated triglyceride in adults: United States, 2001–2012. NCHS Data Brief. 2015:198. Hyattsville, MD. National Center for Health Statistics. Available at: www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db198.htm.

Miller M, Stone NJ, Ballantyne C, et al. Triglycerides and cardiovascular disease: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2011;123:2292-2333.

Summer AE, Finley KB, Genovese DJ, Criqui MH, Boston RC. Fasting triglyceride and the triglyceride-HDL cholesterol ratio are not markers of insulin resistance in African Americans. Arch Intern Med. 2005;165:1395-1400.

Vesper HW, Kuiper HC, Mirel LB, Johnson CL, Pirkle JL. Levels of plasma trans-fatty acids in non-Hispanic white adults in the United States in 2000 and 2009. JAMA. 2012;307:562-563.

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