April 1997 Issue

Heart Disease Handbook - Part 3: Triglycerides Turn Troublesome

(Third in a four-part series on heart disease.) When most people get blood test results, the first thing they want to know is their cholesterol level. Those who are savvy also ask about their HDL's and LDL's (high-density and low-density lipoproteins). But how about triglycerides? If they are high, you probably shrug it off. For that matter, so may your doctor. That may soon change. For while cholesterol, HDL's and LDL's are now

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