Lower Your Triglyceride Levels And Cut Your Stroke Risk

Triglycerides dont get the attention that LDL and HDL get in determining your total lipid profile, but these fats pose real threats to your health.

Youre likely aware of how important it is to control your cholesterol levels, but triglycerides-a third type of lipid (fat) that occurs in the blood-also have important effects on cardiovascular health, with a recent study indicating that increasing levels of non-fasting triglycerides are associated with a higher risk of ischemic stroke in men and women. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) shows that the percentage of adults with high triglyceride levels has doubled in the last three decades, with a particularly alarming threefold increase among people age 60 and older.
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