E78.1: Pure hyperglyceridaemia
Increased fat levels have been measured in your blood.
Fats have various jobs in the body. There are various kinds of fats. For example, fats are important for the structure of cells and for making the production of particular messenger substances possible. Fats are transported in the blood by fat transporters.
Your fat levels are too high or you have too much of a particular fat transporter in your blood. This fat transporter itself is made up of a great deal of fat.
There are various reasons for having too much of particular fats in the blood. On one hand, nutrition can play a role. On the other, genetic makeup plays an important role. For example, there are families in which an increased amount of a particular fat is hereditary.
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