Is hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels) more prevalent in men or women?

Updated: Jul 23, 2021
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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In the Prospective Cardiovascular Munster study (PROCAM), a large observational study, mild hypertriglyceridemia (triglycerides >200 mg/dL) was more prevalent in men (18.6%) than in women (4.2%). [30] Genetic mutations in both lipoprotein lipase and apo CII affect males and females in equal numbers.


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