Anyone can get high levels of triglycerides, a type of blood fat. But some things can make women more likely to develop high triglycerides.
You're more likely to have high triglycerides if you are overweight, don't exercise, have diabetes, or have a family history of high triglycerides. That's true for men and women alike.
Women are more likely to get high triglycerides if they:
Take birth control pills that include estrogen.
Are pregnant. Pregnancy can temporarily raise your triglyceride...