what causes high triglycerides

What Are Triglycerides? And How Do We Keep Our Levels in Check?

Triglycerides are important to our bodies. They're composed of glycerol and three fatty acids, hence the name “triglycerides.” In your body, they combine with blood proteins to form lipoproteins. The liver then sends those lipoproteins (the cholesterols LDL and HDL are lipoproteins) out to transport fats to other tissues to … Read More

How to Reduce Triglycerides: 4 Time-Tested Strategies

You're a reasonable person, and you want to take care of your health. You know this means not ignoring your recent lab test, which showed you have high triglycerides. But... you've heard of the frequent debilitating side effects that prescription fibrates and statin drugs cause—muscle pain, weakness, liver damage, memory loss, … Read More

Is Your Doctor Ignoring Your High Triglycerides? Are You?

The last time you had your cholesterol checked, you may have noticed that your triglyceride levels were also measured. Along with total cholesterol, LDL, and HDL, triglycerides are part of a standard cholesterol test—also called a lipid panel— performed by most laboratories.  When checking your cholesterol, most doctors order a … Read More

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