hyperglyceridemia

hyperglyceridemia

 [hi″per-glis″er-ĭ-de´-me-ah]
excess of glycerides in the blood.

hy·per·glyc·er·i·de·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-glis'ĕr-i-dē'mē-ă),
Elevated plasma concentration of glycerides.

hy·per·glyc·er·i·de·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-glis'ĕr-i-dē'mē-ă)
Elevated plasma concentration of glycerides; normal if transiently present after absorption of a meal containing lipids, abnormal if a persistent state.
Synonym(s): hyperglyceridaemia.

Patient discussion about hyperglyceridemia

Q. Improving High Triglycerides I take Tricor for high triglyceride levels; I have a healthy level of total cholesterol, with low LDL, very good HDL. I am now being treated for hypothyroidism, but my doctor says that it's also genetic (I had almost the exact same level number as my brother). How can I work to get my triglycerides under control?

A. High level of triglycerides are generally both genetic and diet related. If you are consuming a high fat containing diet then your level of triglycerides will be increased. On the other hand, regardless of your good cholesterol levels, if you start lowering the amount of fat in your food (less oil, less sweets, less red meat) and combine it with physical activity you can lower your triglycerides level, especially if you are already on medications.

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Moreover, FoxO1 knockdown rescued the diabetic phenotype in insulin-resistant mice [10], whereas constitutive activation of FoxO1 caused hyperglyceridemia and impaired insulin secretion [11].
BMI is an example of an indicator of general obesity that is often used in clinical and epidemiological practice due to easy application, low cost and good screening of cardiovascular risk factors (e.g., high blood pressure and hyperglyceridemia) in children (1,7).
It was recently shown that Ppard agonist GW501516 prevents high fat diet associated hyperglyceridemia [56].
Hyperglyceridemia (high levels of triglycerides in the blood) is linked to CVD, while lower blood triglycerides decrease the associated CVD (AHA, 2009).

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