Triglycerides are a type of fat that is found in your blood. Your body stores any unused calories after meals as triglycerides. So, if you eat more calories than you burn on a regular basis, you may have high triglycerides. Having high triglycerides greatly increases your chances of stroke, heart attack and heart disease. It also can mean that you have underlying health conditions such as diabetes or metabolic syndrome, and hypothyroidism.
How to decrease triglycerides
- Exercise regularly, 30 minutes per day
- Avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates
- Decrease your alcohol consumption
- Lose weight
- Choose healthier fats
- Medication if the above does not help