If your parents had high triglycerides, you're more likely to have it, too.
Some people have high triglycerides because they inherited a genetic predisposition to it from their parents. One common inherited condition is called familial hypertriglyceridemia.
You can also have high triglycerides for other reasons, especially if you're overweight and aren't physically active.
Having high triglycerides can make you more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. The good news is that you can do a lot...