Percentage of Americans with unhealthy triglyceride levels declining
the ONA take:
According to new findings published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in NCHS Data Brief, researchers have found that Amercians' triglyceride levels have dropped significantly in the last decade.
Specifically, results showed that the percentage of adults with unhealthy triglyceride levels declined from 33% in 2001-2004 to 25% in 2009-2012.
Triglyceride levels of or higher than 150mg/dL are considered to be unhealthy. For people 60 years of age and older, men with elevated triglyceride levels dropped from 40% in 2001-2004 to 25% in 2009-2012, while women with those levels dropped from 43.5% to 31%.
The study also showed that triglyceride levels declined in overweight and obese people.
The study did not look at causes for the decline in the percentage of people with unhealthy triglyceride levels, but the drops could be from an increase in the number of people taking statin medications and a decline in the number of people smoking.
Amercians' triglyceride levels have dropped significantly in the last decade.
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