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Does Sucralose Affect Triglyceride Level
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
Sugar in diet: Processed sugar, found in candy, sweets and processed foods (soda) can elevate your triglycerides. Try to avoid hidden fats such as luncheon meats, hot dogs and fatty food snacks such as chips. Eat low saturated fat-less meat and less fried foods since they can elevate triglyceride levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
↓Carbs & Body Fat: Triglycerides: just type of fat molecule, look up on google images.? ed food carbs (=all sugars); esp. Simple ones, eg. Fructose (added to many foods), beyond what our vehicle rapidly burns, is converted (quickly) by liver (1st & later passes) into triglycerides, transported out (so liver cells do not get overloaded & die) & stored in fat cells, especially, visceral fat. Ldl particles > important! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Healthy: I'm not aware of any disease process that results from triglycerides that are too low. We consider low tg to be exceedingly healthy. If yours are low, congratulations! ...Read more
See link: Mayo Clinic explanation: Triglycerides and cholesterol are separate types of lipids that circulate in your blood. Triglycerides store unused calories and provide your body with energy, and cholesterol is used to build cells and certain hormones. See link for further info: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/triglycerides/art-20048186? pg=1 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is not necessarily bad, triglycerides are a type of cholesterol, and can be dangerous with very high levels (over 200 but more over 500) and it's also dependent on whether your labs were drawn while fasting or not and what your sugar levels are. A good, balanced diet and exercise routine should be implemented nevertheless. ...Read more
Weight and genes: Fasting triglyceride levels are predominantly determined by liver synthesis and how fast they are cleared from the blood. They are less affected by the amount of fat that is eaten. Liver triglyceride production increases with the usual western carbohydrate-rich diet. But the most important factors are genes and presence of obesity. If obese, weight loss can have dramatic tg lowering effects. ...Read more
Yes: But who is really checking for medium chain trig in food are you? Generally dairy products are filled with triglycerides. ...Read more
Trig and ldl differ: Triglycerides and LDL are different things. Trigs go up wtih diabetes, nephrotic syndrome (a kidney problem), after very fatty meals (if you ate for example a cheeseburger right before test), and high trigs can be genetic (runs in the family). U need a recheck of your triglycerides, and treatment if they are still up like that. >500 I usually treat, because u can get pancreatitis if that hi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me how can one increase levels of HDL and decrease triglycerides and vldl without drugs?
Diet and exercise: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco in any form and do take any more than one drink on a given day. ...Read more
What are the best ways of reducing significantly high triglyceride levels when statins are not helping?
Lifestyle/meds: Weight loss through diet and exercise can have a very beneficial effect on triglycerides. If diabetic or hypothyroid, control over these helps. Omega3 fatty acids help but can raise LDL (fish oil 2 grams twice daily, 1/4 cup walnuts/day, use of olive oil for dietary oil such as on spinach salad). Fibrates (prescription) are very effective. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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