How are types IV and V hyperlipoproteinemia (HLP) treated?

Updated: Jun 27, 2019
  • Author: Henry J Rohrs, III, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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With mild elevations in triglycerides (125-299 mg/dL), appropriate interventions include: encouraging a healthy lifestyle; reviewing caloric intake; advising against overeating; encouraging exercise; restricting television, video games, and nonscholastic Internet use to one hour a day or less; avoiding alcohol and estrogen use; and, for all degrees of hypertriglyceridemia associated with obesity, slowing the rate of weight gain or achieving weight loss after growth is complete.


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