How to Lower Triglycerides
Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood. High levels of triglycerides may raise the risk of coronary artery disease, especially in women.
A person's triglyceride levels are measured with a blood test along with testing cholesterol levels in the blood. Normal triglycerides are below 150. Levels above 200 are high.
Factors that can raise a person's triglyceride level include:
- Being overweight
- Physical inactivity
- Excess alcohol use
- A diet very high in carbohydrates
- Certain diseases and medications
- Some genetic disorders
Triglyceride levels may be lowered with a combination lifestyle changes like:
- Loosing weight
- Medications also may be prescribed to individuals to lower blood triglyceride levels.