What is the global prevalence of hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels)?

Updated: Jul 23, 2021
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Hyperlipoproteinemia has a high frequency in developed countries. The worldwide incidence of lipoprotein lipase deficiency is similar to that in the United States with the exception of small populations—such as in Quebec, Canada, where the number is significantly higher, probably due to the founder effect. Apo C-II deficiency is infrequent in all populations studied to date.


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