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Do Avocados Cause High Triglycerides
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 & ...Read more
Yes. Eat low carb: Consuming high amounts of carbs lowers HDL (good cholestero) and increases bad cholesterol, Triglycerides (TG). Consuming healthy fat, protein, and vegetables increases HDL, decreases TG. Avoid grains, lentils, milk products because they all cause elevated cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Actually, low doses of alcohol (1-2 drinks/day in men, 1 drink/day in women), and especially if the drink is red wine, actually raises the good cholesterol. If the good cholesterol (HDL) goes way up, that can raise total cholesterol, but if the bad cholesterol (ldl) remains less than 180 or so, the overall effect on health is positive. Exercise and health eating is a better way raise hdl. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can overactive thyroid cause high triglycerides? And why would my cholesterol lvls be good but triglycerides high?
Not the key: Ignore everything you read online about food choices, especially vegetables / fruits that are magic / "superfoods". Hit the aerobic fitness circuit hard; fitness and waistline are more important goals than lowering a number from the lab. Consider starting on meds for your hypertension and diabetes. ...Read more
Foods: Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. ...Read more
What to do if I have high blood pressure high LDL cholesterol diabetes high HDL cholesterol which one?
High HDL Cholesterol: There is some data linking very high HDL cholesterol to increased cardiovascular risk. Some feel that it is not the level of HDL that matters but rather it's "functionality" or how well it is working that makes the difference. One could have very high levels of non-functioning HDL , or low levels of highly functioning hdl. Right now we have no commercially available tests to determine this however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: About 75% of your cholesterol is dependent upon genetics. So if your cholesterol is modestly elevated,change in your diet and excercise may do the trick. Fish oil may impact your triglycerides but has no significant effect on cholestrol. Statins are drug of choice ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually.: Pravastatin has a weak effect on lowering triglycerides. Not really sure that there is an excessively low trig. Some folks are born with a rather low baseline number. ...Read more
Endocrine effects: Thyroid hormone helps us with metabolism. If your thyroid hormone is low, your body is unable to manage the lipids appropriately and this leads to high cholesterol of the 'bad types' (triglycerides, low density lipids and very low density lipids) and lowering the good cholesterol (high density lipid). Our bodies need to be firing on all cylinders! ...Read more
Unlikely: You are very unlikely to find that ghee will increase your cholesterol levels with consumption. Enjoy. :) ...Read more
Triglycerides tested high despite exercise, healthy diet. I'm also not overweight. How do I lower triglycerides?
High triglycerides: How high? Over 1,000? 500 300 or what? First time Dxed? What other lipid numbers do you have ? What other meds if any are u on? Does it run on your family? My recommendation is to first retest in few weeks after no alcohol if you drink. Then get the DASH diet book and try it for 2 weeks and recheck. If not normal then may need to consider meds. I am Lic in NV and can do telemedicine 4 u. ...Read more
Does low cholesterol prevent atherosclerosis? If I have good cholesterol, meaning high good cholesterol and low bad cholesterol, will that prevent atherosclerosis?
Possibly: Atherosclerosis is caused by a variety of factors, of which cholesterol and triglycerides are two major components. Therefore, if you have low total cholesterol and an appropriate balance between LDL and hdl, you should reduce your risk substantially. But, you may still have development of atherosclerosis later in life. Still, here less is more :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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