TG/HDL ratio could predict youth CV risk

US researchers measured the TG/HDL-C ratio and arterial stiffness in 893 people aged 10–26 ( 56% non-Caucasian and 37% obese).

Those with a high TG/HDL-C ratio had the stiffest vessels.

“Use of TG/HDL-C may be helpful in identifying young adults requiring aggressive intervention to prevent atherosclerotic CV diseases,” the authors wrote. 

Preventive cardiology expert Professor Ian Hamilton-Craig, from Griffith University, said the study was useful