Test Your Triglyceride IQ

You've probably heard of triglycerides, a type of fat found in your blood. They're often checked at the same time that cholesterol levels are tested. But how much do you know about triglycerides? Maintaining normal levels of this kind of fat in the blood is important to your health. Take the quiz below and test your triglyceride knowledge.

1. What can lead to high triglyceride levels?
2. To help keep your triglyceride level normal, how much of your diet should be made up of carbohydrates?
3. A high triglyceride level is a risk factor for metabolic syndrome--a collection of conditions that are linked with a higher risk for heart disease and diabetes. What is another risk factor of metabolic syndrome?
4. To keep triglyceride levels low, which type of fat should you avoid?
5. On average, how often should people get their triglycerides levels checked?
6. What triglyceride level is considered in the normal range?
7. High triglyceride levels are linked to an increased risk for what health problems?
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Reference: Cholesterol section on Better Medicine


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Any kind of exercise helps lower triglyceride levels.