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Normal triglyceride levels in people of African descent may hinder diagnosis of metabolic syndrome
Date:4/5/2012

l, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal and Robert E. Stowell Endowed Chair in Experimental Pathology, Director of the Laboratory for Atherosclerosis and Metabolic Research, and Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis Medical Center (Sacramento). "Also, a new lower cut-off for triglycerides needs to be developed by policy makers of guidelines to better appreciate the metabolic syndrome and its sequelae in African Americans."

Sophia Yu, Darleen Castillo, Amber Courville, PhD, RD, and Anne Sumner, MD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, emphasize the importance of identifying strategies for early detection, intervention, prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in blacks in the article "The Triglyceride Paradox in People of African Descent."


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