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Triglyceride (Definition)

Fats from animal products contain these molecules which are made of three fat chains attached to a molecule called glycerol. They circulate in the blood stream and are used as building blocks and repair materials by your cells. Too many of them can contribute to plaque build ...Read more


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Does everybodys triglycerides elevate when drinking alcohol?

Does everybodys triglycerides elevate when drinking alcohol?

Triglycerides: Alcohol is high in calories and sugar and has a significant effect on triglycerides. Even small amounts of alcohol can raise triglyceride levels. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if you drink alcohol why triglycerides increases?

It is simple: The connection between drinking alcohol and high triglyceride levels? It’s all about calories! alcohol is full of calories (it’s also full of sugar) and all extra calories turn into triglycerides. The triglycerides are then stored in your body as fat. This means that high alcohol consumption can increase your triglyceride levels. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your triglycerides to come down after you stop drinking alcohol?

triglycerides: Triglyceride levels will come down somewhat soon after ceasing alcohol drinking. Depending on the length of time you've been drinking and the other damage to the body, longer term changes could also result. ...Read more

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Can alcohol that has cleansing usage neutralize the small LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, etc contained in the urine i.E. Accidentally peed on the skin?

Can alcohol that has cleansing usage neutralize the small LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, etc contained in the urine i.E. Accidentally peed on the skin?

Can you clarify?: Maybe there is a misunderstanding. If your venipuncture site was contaminated with urine, it will not affect your labs. Urine does not ordinarily contain a significant amount of small ldl, cholesterol or triglycerides. If you think you have damaged yourself by getting urine on your skin, you should not be concerned. You may want to talk with a professional about these ; your listed concerns. ...Read more

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Hi what causes high GGT, AST and ALT? No hepatitis and don't drink alcohol or do drugs any relations to high LDL and high triglycerides?

Hi what causes high GGT, AST and ALT? No hepatitis and don't drink alcohol or do drugs any relations to high LDL and high triglycerides?

Not sure.: Roy, there are entire text books written about what causes abnormal liver tests. There could be many different possibilities. If your liver tests are abnormal, the minimum that you need is a repeat of the tests in 1 to 2 months. If they are still elevated, then further evaluation will be necessary. Be sure to follow up with your doctor. Do not ignore this. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the average alcohol consuming for a person in his 40's?

What is the average alcohol consuming for a person in his 40's?

There isn't"average": I am unaware of any population study of this. Safe drinking limits for men 21-60 are no more than 2 standard drinks per day (12 oz. Beer, 5 oz. Wine, 1 1/2 oz. 80 proof spirits), and no more than 4 drinks on one occasion. Amounts over that are associated with a number of health and behavioral issues, including increased hypertension and liver problems. For women and men over 60, 1 drink/day. ...Read more

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