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What’s the link between triglycerides and stroke risk?

We know that high blood pressure is bad for our stroke risk. But high triglycerides? Yep, research confirms it. In a study, people with the highest triglyceride levels had between a twofold and a fourfold higher risk for stroke compared to people with the lowest triglycerides. It's not clearly understood how triglycerides raise stroke risk, but the study authors think that triglycerides may contribute to artery clogging and that artery clogging is just as bad for your brain as it is for your heart. Because if the brain's supply of oxygen-rich blood gets cut off, you're looking at a stroke.


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