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Hypertriglyceridemia Risk Factors

Oct 13, 2018

Hypertriglyceridemia, a condition in which triglyceride levels are elevated, is a common disorder in the United States. It is often caused or exacerbated by untreated diabetes mellitus, obesity, and sedentary habits, and is a risk factor for coronary artery disease. Additional risk factors for hypertriglyceridemia include diet, stress, physical inactivity, and smoking. More than 25% of US adults have elevated triglycerides.


Which of the following is true regarding the epidemiology of hypertriglyceridemia?


Correct Answer: D. People who are African American often have lower triglyceride levels than people who are Caucasian.  

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Volume 97, Issue 9, 1 September 2012, Pages 2969–2989, https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2011-3213