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Effects of blood triglycerides on cardiovascular and all-cause mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 61 prospective studies

Overview of attention for article published in Lipids in Health and Disease, October 2013
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Title
Effects of blood triglycerides on cardiovascular and all-cause mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 61 prospective studies
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Lipids in Health and Disease, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/1476-511x-12-159
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Jun Liu, Fang-Fang Zeng, Zhao-Min Liu, Cai-Xia Zhang, Wen-hua Ling, Yu-Ming Chen

Abstract

The relationship of triglycerides (TG) to the risk of death remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to determine the associations between blood triglyceride levels and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) mortality and all-cause mortality. Four databases were searched without language restriction for relevant studies: PubMed, ScienceDirect, EMBASE, and Google Scholar. All prospective cohort studies reporting an association between TG and CVDs or all-cause mortality published before July 2013 were included. Risk ratios (RRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were extracted and pooled according to TG categories, unit TG, and logarithm of TG using a random-effects model with inverse-variance weighting. We identified 61 eligible studies, containing 17,018 CVDs deaths in 726,030 participants and 58,419 all-cause deaths in 330,566 participants. Twelve and fourteen studies, respectively, reported the effects estimates of CVDs and total mortality by TG categories. Compared to the referent (90-149 mg/dL), the pooled RRs (95% CI) of CVDs mortality for the lowest (< 90 mg/dL), borderline-high (150-199 mg/dL), and high TG (≥ 200 mg/dL) groups were 0.83 (0.75 to 0.93), 1.15 (1.03 to 1.29), and 1.25 (1.05 to 1.50); for total mortality they were 0.94 (0.85 to 1.03), 1.09 (1.02 to 1.17), and 1.20 (1.04 to 1.38), respectively. The risks of CVDs and all-cause deaths were increased by 13% and 12% (p < 0.001) per 1-mmol/L TG increment in twenty-two and twenty-two studies reported RRs per unit TG, respectively. In conclusion, elevated blood TG levels were dose-dependently associated with higher risks of CVDs and all-cause mortality.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 79 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 16%
Researcher 11 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 12%
Student > Bachelor 10 12%
Other 10 12%
Other 14 17%
Unknown 13 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 7%
Environmental Science 2 2%
Other 9 11%
Unknown 20 25%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 September 2020.
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