Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood. High levels can add to build up of plaque and damage to blood vessels. High triglycerides are linked to health problems such as obesity and diabetes.
Healthy changes in diet and activity may help some people. Weight loss, if needed, may also help. These changes will also help overall health. Medicine called statins can also help to lower triglycerides.
These supplements are likely to lower triglycerides:
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Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse, such as:
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Last reviewed February 2020 by
EBSCO NAT Review Board Eric Hurwitz, DC
Last Updated: 11/16/2020