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Triglycerides

Triglycerides refers to the fatty acids in your blood. They can be used for energy or stored into fat cells (i.e., body fat). Abnormal triglycerides raise the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

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The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies to tell you what supplements affect Triglycerides.

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Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Supplement Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-a Strong Very High See all 44 studies
Fish oil, both EPA and DHA, are reference drugs for the purpose of reducing triglycerides with highly reliable reductions in the range of 15-30% (higher reductions seen in persons with higher baseline triglycerides)
grade-a Notable Very High See all 18 studies
In populations with metabolic syndrome or related morbidities (diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, etc.) spirulina in a variety of doses between 1-8g daily is able to reduce triglycerides up to 10-15%. For people without elevated cardiovascular risk factors, there may be some effect as well, though less pronounced.
grade-a Minor Moderate See all 28 studies
Some reducing effects have been noted, but they seem to be unreliable and not overly potent

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