Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Hypertriglyceridemia?

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


September 14, 2018

Non-Hispanic black persons often have lower triglyceride levels, possibly related to an increase in lipoprotein lipase activity.

Triglycerides increase gradually in men until about age 50 years and then decline slightly. In women, triglycerides continue to increase with age. Mild hypertriglyceridemia (triglycerides level > 150 mg/dL) is slightly more prevalent in men beginning at age 30 years and women starting at age 60 years.

For more on the epidemiology of hypertriglyceridemia, read here.


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