Before we get into the risks, let’s first look at triglycerides. Simply put, triglycerides are a type of fat in the blood that comes from the foods we eat.1 Knowing how much is in the blood is an important measure of heart health.
Both cholesterol and triglycerides are separate types of lipids in the blood.2 Triglycerides help the body produce energy, while bad cholesterol helps with the production of hormones and to build cells.1,2
Additionally, certain medications, thyroid dysfunction, diabetes, and liver or kidney disease can all elevate triglyceride levels.1
The recommended way to find out if you have high triglycerides is through a blood test called a lipoprotein profile. Working with your doctor by taking a simple blood test can help you determine if your triglycerides are high.1
For more information, talk with your healthcare provider.
References: 1. Cleveland Clinic. Triglycerides & heart health. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/17583-triglycerides--heart-health. Accessed
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