Dr. Laura Witte
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to review the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia in adults, comparing the effectiveness of fenofibrate with omega-three fatty acids in reducing serum triglyceride levels
Methods: A PubMed and Medline literature search were performed with search terms: hypertriglyceridemia, treatment, fenofibrate, omega-three fatty acids. Eleven pertinent articles were retrieved, and they serve as the basis for this clinical review.
Results: A variety of evidence-based research on the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia using either fenofibrate and omega-3 fatty acids were reviewed, and result was fenofibrate was more effective in lowering triglycerides levels than omega-three fatty acids.
Conclusions. Hypertriglyceridemia is associated with heart disease. Currently, the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia using fenofibrate is more effective in lowering the triglycerides level than omega-three fatty acids. Further research is needed in the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia
"Fenofibrate vs. Omega-three fatty acids in the Treatment of Hypertriglyceridemia in Adults,"
Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science: Vol. 2
, Article 27.
Available at: https://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/dmscjournal/vol2/iss4/27
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