Moderating the consumption of fats, alcohol and carbohydrates and partaking of aerobic exercise
are considered essential to reducing triglyceride
levels. The American Heart Association notes that diets high in carbohydrates (>60% of total caloric intake) can cause higher triglyceride levels.
High triglyceride levels may be due to:
* Diet low in protein and high in carbohydrates
* Familial hyperlipoproteinemia (rare)
* Nephrotic syndrome
* Poorly controlled diabetes