Hypertriglyceridemia is a high level of triglycerides in the blood. A high triglyceride level combined with low HDL ("good") cholesterol or high LDL ("bad") cholesterol seems to speed up the gathering of plaque in the arteries. A normal triglyceride level is less than 150 mg/dL. Hypertriglyceridemia has been linked to coronary artery disease.

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