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A 37-year-old male asked:

my triglyceride levels have increased from 144.0-4/10/13 to 192.0-8/09/13 to 184.0-9/09/13. same diet could stress be a factor?

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Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Variation: Is somewhat normal with triglycerides. You might be eating the same overall diet, but what you ate in the 2-3 meals leading up to the test could vary the result, along with alcohol intake. If you average those three readings, you probably have a good idea of what your level is, and it is borderline high. Regular exercise, wt. Loss, more fish, less alcohol, and you'll lower it.
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Cardiology 39 years experience
Alcohol: Alcohol and simple carbohydrates cause it.

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