Triglycerides are simply fat in the blood and are measured by a test called a lipid panel, which also tests for HDL and LDL cholesterol levels. The normal number for triglyceride levels is less than 150 milligrams per deciliter. High levels of triglycerides can cause heart disease. A healthy diet and exercise can be very effective in lowering triglyceride levels, as can medications, increased intake of omega-3s, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what triglycerides are, how to treat high triglycerides, and much more.
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