What are the benefits of exercise prescription beyond lipid effects in the treatment 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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Exercise prescription also has substantial benefits beyond lipid effects as follows:

  • Reduced weight

  • Decreased insulin resistance

  • Decreased blood pressure

  • Improved cardiovascular conditioning

Overall reduction in acute cardiovascular events is also a likely benefit of regular exercise. Toning of large muscles groups (abdomen, back, legs, arms) also improves metabolism of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins and lowers triglycerides.


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