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A 20-year-old male asked about a male:

hello, my dad is of age 52 he has seen recently high tryglocide cholestrol levels of nearly 500 and high uric acid to. can you guide how to reduce it?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: He needs weight reduction if overweight, blood sugar control if diabetic, exercise if sedentary, avoid alcohol and encourage fruits and vegetables. If tg stay around 500, he needs medicine to lower his risk of pancreatitis.

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