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Scientist with Test Tubes

High level of triglycerides in the blood causes reduced blood flow in the small blood vessels and may affect many organ systems including the central nervous system (brian, spinal cord, and nerves), the cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels) system, the musculoskeletal system, and the gastrointestinal (gut) system.  People often experience frequent and severe abdominal pain, lack of energy and strength which could be a symptom of acute pancreatitis.  

Standard therapeutic triglyceride-lowering agents such as statin, fibrates, fish oils, and niacin may be insufficient in reducing severe hypertriglyceridemia. 

Ongoing research is being conducted to identify effective triglyceride-lowering agents.

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