About 3.4 million adults suffer from severe hypertriglyceridemia (sHTG) in the United States

Though the exact prevalence is unknown, 
an estimated 1.7% have sHTG.8

Despite challenges in determining the precise percent of the population with sHTG, increased awareness of this condition can aid healthcare professionals in identifying at-risk individuals, discovering potential causes, and proposing management plans. This, in turn, may contribute to the reduction of sHTG-related complications, which include acute pancreatitis and cardiovascular disease.11,2