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What Increases Your Risk?

Some people have a genetic deficiency or family history that makes them more prone to very high triglycerides. The condition is also more common in:

  • People who are very overweight/obese
  • Women, especially those who are pregnant, are taking estrogen or hormone replacement therapy, or have polycystic ovary syndrome
  • People who develop heart disease before age 50
  • Mexican-American men
  • Indian Americans
  • Last Edited 03/31/2019