Triglyceride Screening Guidelines Call for Checks Every Five Years

But those with risk factors should consider more frequent.

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High triglyceride levels, known as hypertriglyceridemia, is a risk factor for pancreatitis and other complications, such as coronary heart disease and even stroke. So knowing your levels and taking steps to control your numbers is vital. To help make sure physicians and patients keep up with changes in their triglyceride levels, the Endocrine Society recently issued a Clinical Practice Guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of hypertriglyceridemia.
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