High Triglycerides

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Quiz: Do You Understand High Triglycerides?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

Metabolic syndrome is a combination of risk factors.

Explanation:
Metabolic syndrome is a combination of risk factors such as high triglycerides, elevated waist circumference, high blood sugars, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. If you have metabolic syndrome, it’s important to work with your healthcare provider to make aggressive nutritional changes to reduce waist circumference, improve your cholesterol profile or blood pressure and prevent the onset of diabetes.
2

If you have high triglycerides, or if you're trying to lower your LDL cholesterol, you can increase your intake of omega 3 fats.

Explanation:
If you have high triglycerides, or if you're trying to lower your LDL cholesterol, you can increase your intake of omega 3 fats.
3

Your body doesn't need any triglycerides.

Explanation:
Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. While your body does need some triglycerides for energy, having high triglycerides can increase your risk of heart disease and may be a sign of metabolic syndrome.
4

Medications can't cause high triglycerides.

Explanation:
Causes of high triglycerides include obesity, kidney disease, hypothyroidism, poorly-controlled diabetes and certain medications.
5

Saturates mainly come from animal products whereas unsaturated fats are plant-based.

Explanation:
Although it has a negative connotation, fat is essential in our diet - it is one of the three macronutrients that make up the main components of our food. Saturates mainly come from animal products whereas unsaturated fats are plant-based.