What causes hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels)?

Updated: Dec 19, 2019
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Answer

Hypertriglyceridemia has many causes, including familial and genetic syndromes, metabolic disease, and drugs. Risks appear to include diet, stress, physical inactivity, and smoking.


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