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Doctor insights on: Foods To Raise Good Cholesterol Abd Lower Triglyceride

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Triglyceride (Definition)

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


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Can you suggest how to lower my triglycerides and raise my good (hdl) cholesterol?

Can you suggest how to lower my triglycerides and raise my good (hdl) cholesterol?

Diet and exercise: Reduce your intake of carbohydrates and fats, increase the amount of exercise to at least 30 minutes/day. Fish oil may help. If that does not help, please consult your doctor for other medications. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat to lower high cholesterol and triglycerides?

What are the best foods to eat to lower high cholesterol and triglycerides?

Cholesterol & trigs: You should eat lots of plant-based foods, such as fruits, nonstarchy vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains rich in soluble fiber and monounsaturated fat while limiting foods with high glycemic carbs, cholesterol, saturated and trans fat. Fatty fish rich in omega-3 fatty acid such as salmon can help lower triglycerides. Moderate alcohol may help raise HDL but can also elevate triglycerides. ...Read more

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I have 154 ldl/91 hdl/67 triglycerides. Should i start taking a statin to lower cholesterol? I'm 67, female, in good general health and weight

Not enough info: You do not provide the cholesterol or triglycerides. It does not look like a statin deal and i never prescribed them anyway. Sugar is much more dangerous than fats. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of a good diet for lowering cholesterol, triglycerides?

Does anyone know of a good diet for lowering cholesterol, triglycerides?

Low fat diet: Focus on a low fat diet. Avoid saturated and transfat. Avoid food choices where greater than 30% of the calories are from fat. High fiber is helpful. The mediterranean is highly regarded. ...Read more

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I'm 23 years old and my triglycerides were 222 how can I lower them and my cholesterol?

Multiple issues: Diet, fiber, veggies, exercise, portion control consuming low dose Niacin and bran.Seafood- ocean fish- works quite well. ...Read more

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My s.Cholesterol is 240 and s.Triglyceride is 205 mg/dl. How can I lower them naturally, apart from medicines?

My s.Cholesterol is 240 and s.Triglyceride is 205 mg/dl. How can I lower them naturally, apart from medicines?

DIet, exercise;supps: First, it's important to know cholesterol is not the main cause of heart disease- see http://bit.Ly/1era8lt however, depending on chol. Subtypes lowering it may help. This is a pretty comprehensive article: http://huff.To/11tptid but i would do a few things differently. Avoid red rice yeast- it's a (natural) statin! adults need 5-8000 iu of vit d/day to get optimal levels. Stress reduction helps. ...Read more

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42, normal weight, very good diet, yet, very high triglycerides (245.) Cholesterol 172. On beta block's for fast HR. How can i bring trigs down?

42, normal weight, very good diet, yet, very high triglycerides (245.) Cholesterol 172. On beta block's for fast HR. How can i bring trigs down?

Complex case: Beta blockers are known to predispose one to diabetes, which can result in elevated triglycerides. I recommend trying to change to a calcium channel blocker to control your rapid heart rate. Metformin, 500 mg 3 times daily, and Acarbose 100 mg three times daily (with meals) will lower your triglycerides. Let me know how you do. ...Read more

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I've been told I need to improve my triglycerides and cholesterol levels. Are there any specific foods I should eat more or less of to address this? Food advice to improve levels

Limit your intake: of red meat and dairy products made with whole milk to reduce your saturated and trans far intake. Choose skim milk, low fat or fat-free dairy products. Limit fried food and use healthy oils in cooking (vegetable oil). To lower triglycerides cut sugar (sweets, desserts, candy, soda pop, syrup, alcohol) and increase fiber. Attain/maintain ideal weight. Exercise nearly daily. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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My cholesterol its 3.8mmol/l. Triglyceride its 0.6 n HDL it's 1.8 memo/l LDL .1.7 memo/l it's that good?

My cholesterol its 3.8mmol/l. Triglyceride its 0.6  n HDL it's 1.8 memo/l LDL .1.7 memo/l it's that good?

Lipids: Total cholesterol less than 5.2 mmol/l is excellent, as is an HDL of 1.6 mmol/l or greater. Triglycerides of less than 1.7 mmol/l is also very good. Sounds like your lipids are not a problem and you are doing quite well. This must, however, be correlated with your clinical overall picture. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does fish oils lower cholesterol and triglycerides?

Does fish oils lower cholesterol and triglycerides?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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What are good tips on eating to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides?

Low fats and carbs: You should take a plant based diet, low in saturated fats and carbohydrates. Exercise at least 30 minutes each day with increasing vigor. It would be prudent to consult your doctor to see if medication may be needed. ...Read more

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Recently bloodwork showed my triglycerides to be 154 despite very good cholesterol numbers. Is this at all worrisome?

Recently bloodwork showed my triglycerides to be 154 despite very good cholesterol numbers. Is this at all worrisome?

Almost normal: Nothing to worry about right now. Normal upper limit is 150 and i don't normally worry unless they are above 300. Given they are borderline, you may want to watch your weight, increase exercise and get them rechecked in a year to make sure they stay controlled. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which cholesterol is the good ones and which ones are the bad? Ldl- vldl- hdl-triglycerides...

Non-hdl: Non-hdl is considered the worse of them all. Ldl and vldl can reflect the amount of non- HDL you have in your body. Hdl is protective and triglycerides are good if not above 150 fasting. ...Read more

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My triglyceride level is 467 while total cholesterol is 112. Have BP 160/120. No problem in workouts. How could i lower the level naturally.

My triglyceride level is 467 while total cholesterol is 112. Have BP 160/120. No problem in workouts. How could i lower the level naturally.

TLC and medication: Total chol seems low given that level of triglycerides. Low fat, low sugar, low carb diet combined with regular aerobic esercise and weight loss can help lower Trig and BP, but it is unlikely that you will be able to get to normal levels without additional medication, particularly for your blood pressure. You may have more luck with getting Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes to help bring down trig.. ...Read more

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