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What is triglycerides

my husband had blood work done and got a letter in the mail that his was high.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:27 PM on Dec. 3, 2012 in Health

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  • It's one of the things they test usually along with cholesterol. High triglyceride levels are linked to heart disease and stroke. He can talk with his dr about ways to reduce them (cutting back on refined carbs, exercise, etc)
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 1:40 PM on Dec. 3, 2012

  • That's part of what they look for when doing a cholesterol check. It has something to do with how much sugar content is in the blood. Check some medical links for a better explanation & have him follow up w/ his Dr. to figure out what he can do to bring it down. GL

    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 1:40 PM on Dec. 3, 2012

  • Was it fasting blood work? That makes a difference....
    SassySue123

    Answer by SassySue123 at 10:44 PM on Dec. 5, 2012

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