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DefinitionAccording to dictionary definition  Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. Too much of this type of fat may raise the risk of coronary artery disease, especially in women.  Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  Factors that can raise the triglyceride level include:1. Overweight2. Lack of physical activity3. Smoking4. Excessive alcohol use5. High carbohydrate diet6. Certain diseases and medicines7. Some genetic disorders  InvestigationsAccording to dictionary definition  Your doctor may recommend a blood test to measure the triglycerides along with the cholesterol. The normal triglyceride levels are below 150 and levels above 200 are high.  Treatment and PreventionAccording to dictionary definition  The triglyceride levels can be decreased with a combination of a few modifications such as:1. Losing weight2. Healthy diet3. Moderate exercise  You may be prescribed with medicines to lower your triglycerides.  NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute