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High Triglycerides

Trial Overview

We are currently recruiting participants for 2 high triglyceride trials. Both of these studies last for 15 months and have a total of 11 visits. You may qualify if you are or are not taking medication for your high triglycerides.


Definition

Triglycerides are the end product of digesting and breaking down fats in meals. They are are important to human life and are the main form of fat in the body.

High triglyceride levels would be considered more than 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL).

Description

High triglyceride levels may lead to heart disease, especially in people with low levels of "good" cholesterol and high levels of "bad" cholesterol, and in people with type 2 diabetes. Experts disagree, though, on just how bad of an effect high triglyceride levels by themselves have on the heart.

Some of the confusion stems from the fact that high triglycerides have a tendency to appear with other risk factors. We do know that a low level of good cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease. We also know that blood tests for triglycerides can show some variability.

Many experts believe that high triglycerides may be a sign of other heart disease risk factors. That is, high triglyceride levels could multiply the bad effects of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Causes and Symptoms

High triglyceride levels are likely caused by bad diet, obesity, belly fat, eating excess saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol and carbohydrates, drinking alcohol in excess.

There are not symptoms directly linked to high triglycerides.

Source

http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/lowering-triglyceride-levels

If you have high triglycerides or think you may have high triglycerides, contact us today to learn more about our current study opportunities for this diagnosis.

Call us at (701) 232-7705 or toll-free at (866) 532-7705

Signup online at https://www.lillestolresearch.com/sign-up or email our recruiter at recruiter(at)lillestolresearch(dot)com.

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