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Hypertriglyceridaemia is most commonly due to a secondary cause.
Raised TGs are often associated with low HDL and small dense LDL particles which are considered to be highly atherogenic.This combination is often referred to as the atherogenic lipid triad.
Massive hypertriglyceridaemia (fasting >11mmol/L) is associated with risk of acute pancreatitis (1).