What if my triglycerides are high?

Clogged artery. Source: Wikimedia
Triglycerides are often measured alongside cholesterol on lipid panels. Like cholesterol, triglycerides are a type of lipid stored in the body and circulated in the blood in the form of lipoproteins.“Bad” diets high in calories or containing too many carbohydrates or fats increase triglyceride levels. The normal level of triglycerides in the blood is currently accepted to be less than 150 mg/dL. A higher than normal triglyceride level is not a disorder on its own, but it is a risk factor that should be addressed to avoid health issues. Read more about the options and consequences when trigycerides are too high.

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