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Rabu, 12 Februari 2014


What are Triglycerides?

Like cholesterol, triglycerides are a naturally occurring type of fat in your blood. They are produced in your intestine and in your liver - largely from fats that you eat.1 Although triglycerides are similar to cholesterol, they are not the same.
What are the Causes?

High triglycerides (fat in the blood) are caused when your body makes more triglycerides than it gets rid of.

There are several reasons why high triglycerides are likely to develop:1
Diet (what you eat and drink affects your triglyceride number, especially if you drink a lot of alcohol or eat foods high in fat or carbohydrates).
Genetics (people with a family history of high triglycerides may be more likely to develop them).
Some medical conditions that change how your body processes food (such as diabetes).
Certain drugs (including steroids, estrogen tablets, and blood pressure medications known as beta-blockers).
Lack of exercise.

Why Should Triglycerides Matter To You?

Like cholesterol, triglycerides are needed for good health. However, high levels of triglycerides, if not treated, may lead to more serious illnesses.1-4 Doctors generally recommend treatment for patients whose triglyceride numbers are too high.

How to Manage Your Triglycerides

Diet and lack of exercise, as well as genetics, can lead to high triglycerides. If your triglyceride numbers are high, diet and exercise alone may not be enough. Talk to your doctor about how to manage your triglyceride numbers. Your doctor may prescribe a medication to help lower your triglycerides. 

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