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Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. You need some triglycerides for good health. But high levels of triglycerides are linked with a higher risk for coronary artery disease and other serious problems.
Your triglycerides are measured by the same blood test that measures your cholesterol.
Current as of: April 29, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Caroline S. Rhoads MD - Internal Medicine
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