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What are some ways to lower triglycerides?

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Exercise, weight loss, and reducing saturated fats and alcohol consumption can lower triglyceride levels. Consuming more omega-3s and fewer carbohydrates in the diet also reduces triglyceride levels, according to WebMD.

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Triglycerides are a type of adipose fat found in the blood that the body uses as energy. Triglycerides are excess calories that the body stores in the blood for later use. High triglyceride levels increase the risk of developing coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke and pancreatitis, according to Everyday Health. Levels lower than 150 milligrams per deciliter are considered healthy. Levels above 199 milligrams per deciliter are generally considered high, as stated by Mayo Clinic.

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