Triglyceride screening guidelines call for assessing cardio risks

09/11/2012 | Medscape (free registration)

The Endocrine Society says adults should get tested for high triglycerides every five years because of the risks of cardiovascular disease and pancreatitis linked to hypertriglyceridemia. Patients with high triglyceride levels should have additional cardiovascular risk screenings, according to recommendations made in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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