Cardiovascular disease

High triglycerides

(Hypertriglyceridemia)

About High triglycerides

Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. Too much of this type of fat may raise the risk of coronary artery disease, especially in women.A blood test measures your triglycerides along with your cholesterol. Normal triglyceride levels are below 150. Levels above 200 are high.Factors that can raise your triglyceride level includeBeing overweightLack of physical activitySmokingExcessive alcohol useA very high carbohydrate dietCertain diseases and medicinesSome genetic disordersYou may be able to lower your triglycerides with a combination of losing weight, diet, and exercise. You also may need to take medicine to lower your triglycerides.NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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