How does age affect the prevalence of hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels) in men and women?

Updated: Jul 23, 2021
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Triglycerides increase gradually in men until about age 50 years and then decline slightly. In women, they continue to increase with age. Mild hypertriglyceridemia (triglycerides >150 mg/dL) is slightly more prevalent in men beginning at age 30 years and women starting at age 60 years. [17, 28]


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