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Triglyceride (Overview)

are crucially important, energy-dense, poorly-water-soluble molecules made of 3 fat molecules attached to a glycerol backbone. They are made by all animals, including humans http://goo.gl/H7mItd, mostly in the liver, as a way of storing energy & transported within fat carrying proteins (lipoproteins). Production & storage ↑es on sugar/carbohydrate LFHC foods driving ↑ LDL-P & ↓es on LCHF foods.


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What is triglycerides?

What is triglycerides?

Fat: Trigylcerides are 3 fatty acids linked to a glycerol molecule. They are used as an energy source for the body and excess triglycerides are deposited in fat (adipose) tissue. If one has an excess of trigylcerides, they can be associated with a higher risk of coronary heart disease. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Triglyceride (Overview)

are crucially important, energy-dense, poorly-water-soluble molecules made of 3 fat molecules attached to a glycerol backbone. They are made by all animals, including humans http://goo.gl/H7mItd, mostly in the liver, as a way of storing energy & transported within fat carrying proteins (lipoproteins). Production & storage ↑es on sugar/carbohydrate LFHC foods driving ↑ LDL-P & ↓es on LCHF foods.


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What exactly does it mean if my triglyceride is low?

What exactly does it mean if my triglyceride is low?

Means: It is lower than the normal adult range. It could indicate a low carb diet, intense exercise, use of medications that lower your triglycerides or poor nutritional status ...Read more

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Triglyceride (Tip)

Exercise is a great way to whittle your triglyceride levels down to size. ...See more

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How to reduce triglycerides?

How to reduce triglycerides?

Cut down carbs: Although triglycerides are fats in the blood, they are increased when you eat carbohydrates. Cutting down on sweets, fruit and starchy foods such as rice, bread, pasta and potatoes will help. You can also reduced tryglycerides by adding fiber or fish oil to your diet. ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet specifically to lower high triglycerides?

Please describe a good diet specifically to lower high triglycerides?

Low carbohydrate: A weight-reducing and low carbohydrate diet (cut anything white by at least 50%) should have a dramatic effect. Cut alcohol to no more than 1 small drink per day. Increase exercise to 45 minutes a day. All of these should help a lot. A few meds may increase triglycerides (like Accutane and estrogen). If all else fails, fish oil in high doses is very effective. Good luck! ...Read more

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Triglyceride (Tip)

A non fasting blood lipid level can provide significant information about your triglycerides. ...See more

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What are some good ways to lower triglycerides?

What are some good ways to lower triglycerides?

Many things: Trigylcerides are very amenable to lifestyle changes. Weight loss and exercise will helpt to lower trigylcerides. Certain modifications in your diet can be very helpful as well, such as reduction in simple carbodyrates (candy, sweets, soda, juices, white bread, white rice, pasta). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could lower my triglyceride levels with diet?

Can you tell me how I could lower my triglyceride levels with diet?

Triglycerides : To lower your triglycerides, cut your carb intake dramatically and add omega 3s. ...Read more

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Triglyceride (Tip)

Fish oil: buy from trusted source, consider triglyceride form instead of ester form. Consider refrigerating. ...See more

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I had a blood work done triglycerides were 709 my cholesterol was 286 next month blood work triglycerides 202and cholesterol 189 is this possible ?

Yes: Many possibler explanations. First, the lab made an error first time. Second, you cut back significantly on your sugar and fat intake. Third, you responded to medication. The probable cause was a combination of one and two. ...Read more

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Triglyceride (Tip)

Prescription (lovaza) or otc fish oil containing 3600 mg epa+dha will lower triglycerides 40-60%. ...See more

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Are triglycerides a measure of how much fat is on the body?

Triglycerides: Nope. Triglycerides are fat storage molecules made from excess sugars in the diet. It is a measurement of whether one's diet is appropriate or relying too much on carbohydrates. These triglycerides, when they are high, clog up the blood in the arteries which can lead to more arterial damage and blockages. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop meds for high triglycerides abruptly..(triglyde, sp?) between appointments and am running very low.

Not a good idea: High triglycerides are a risk factor for acute pancreatitis. You may wish to call your doctor to renew prescription before your next visit. ...Read more

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Is triglycerides dangerous?

High triglycerides: Normal triglycerides is less than 150 mg/dl. There are many studies showing high triglycerides between 200-499 mg/dl to be harmful to your heart and arteries. Elevated triglycerides are included in metabolic syndrome which is dangerous. ...Read more

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Could you help me with questions about triglyceride vs cholesterol level?

Two fats with risks: Deviations from the mean of both cholesterol and triglyceride can be an indicator of a metabolic imbalance. Both high and low cholesterol can be detrimental. The particle number and size of the cholesterol particles influence the risk of atherosclerosis. When the HDL is low , under 40 and the triglycerides are more than twice as high this is also a risk factor associated with cadmium toxicity. ...Read more

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Can you tell me Gempid600 benefits in triglycerides and cholesterol?

Can you tell me Gempid600 benefits in triglycerides and cholesterol?

See below: It's main effect is to lower TG. It has no effect on LDL cholesterol. It's effect on mortality and major adverse cardiac events is modest at best. ...Read more

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I have epilepsy. My doctor recommended I try medium chain triglycerides. Does anyone have any experience with this? Pros/cons?

I have epilepsy. My doctor recommended I try medium chain triglycerides. Does anyone have any experience with this? Pros/cons?

Take your conv.meds: Take the conventional antiepileptic medications prescribed by your doctor; also take vitamin suplements. Stay away from anecdotal cases that lead to the belief that herbs and over-the- counter medications control seizures. Although we do not have the "magic bullet" for seizure control, the first AED may control >70 of seizures. Follow your md's advice. ...Read more

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Idiopathic recurring pancreatitis, no alcoholism, gallstones, pain, high triglycerides. Only elevated amylase and lipase. What is next step?

Idiopathic recurring pancreatitis, no alcoholism, gallstones, pain, high triglycerides. Only elevated amylase and lipase. What is next step?

See your doctor soon: It is wise to see your doctor soon regarding this. Depending on how high your amylase and lipase are it could be acute or chronic pancreatitis, and considering that you're on medications and have a history of acute pancreatitis, it's even more important to see your doctor. Diet restrictions like low fat intake and fluid replacement and monitoring are needed to be done, so see dr. Asap. ...Read more

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Chest pain. Dull but painful. 23 year old female. High triglycerides. 303 last check up. Could that be causing it?

Doubt it's heart: Though triglycerides are high it is still very unlikely that its your heart. Heart attacks in 23 y/o very very unlikely. However it is obviously concerning you. You should see your doctor and get it looked into. It could be musculoskeletal, reflux, gallbladder, or several other things. ...Read more

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