Evaluation and Treatment of Hypertriglyceridemia

Publication Date: September 1, 2012
Last Updated: January 19, 2024


Diagnosis and Definitions

Severe and very severe hypertriglyceridemia increase the risk for pancreatitis, whereas mild or moderate hypertriglyceridemia may be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Therefore, similar to the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel (NCEP ATP) III guideline committee’s recommendations, the Endocrine Society recommends screening adults for hypertriglyceridemia as part of a lipid panel at least every 5 yr. (1, L)



Evaluation and Treatment of Hypertriglyceridemia

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