Harvard Health Blog
A promising new treatment for high triglycerides
Posted July 29, 2015, 5:00 pm, Updated July 30, 2015, 9:21 am Gregory Curfman, M.D., Editor in Chief, Harvard Health Publications When you think about fat circulating in the bloodstream, you might immediately think of cholesterol. But there’s another type of fat you shouldn’t ignore: triglycerides. As with cholesterol, high triglycerides can also increase the risk of having a heart attack. Existing drugs for lowering triglycerides aren’t that good at reducing heart attack risk.