What are Triglycerides?

Triglycerides (TG) are fats found in the blood. High triglycerides may increase your risk for heart disease. 

While you cannot change your family history, you can lower your risk for high triglycerides by:
  • Aiming for 30-60 minutes of activity each day
  • Reach a healthy weight
  • Eating healthy
  • Stop smoking
  • Limit alcohol use to 1 drink per day for women and 2 drinks per day for men
  • Talk to your nurse or doctor about:
    • Controlling diabetes/high blood sugar
    • Medicines or dietary supplements that may help

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