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Triglycerides Update

Triglycerides Update

Triglycerides Update

New on the MedlinePlus Triglycerides page:
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04/13/2016 02:39 PM EDT
Genetics Home Reference, Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions
Source: National Library of Medicine - NIH


Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. Too much of this type of fat may raise the risk ofcoronary 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 include
  • Being overweight
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • A very high carbohydrate diet
  • Certain diseases and medicines
  • Some genetic disorders
You 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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