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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Triglycerides

12/21/2007

Question:

I am 47 years old I way 187 lbs 5`7" I took a health test at work my triglycerides are at 274. What can I do too lower them to normal and what is normal at my age?

Answer:

The American Heart Association has set guidelines for triglyceride levels:

Level mg/dL Interpretation:

High triglyceride levels may be due to:

Changes in lifestyle habits are the main therapy for hypertriglyceridemia. These are the changes you need to make:

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Response by:

Karen   Kutoloski, DO Karen Kutoloski, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University