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What are trigicerides?

What are trigicerides?

Sugar: When we eat too much sugar (glucose), our body breaks the 6 carbon glucose down to 3 carbon sugar alcohol called glycerol. At this small molecular level, the body bonds 3 fatty acids together thus forming a "triglyceride". Basically how the body stores unused calories. ...Read more

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What are some good triglyceride diets?

What are some good triglyceride diets?

NO SUGAR: Triglycerides are raised by sugar ihtake and blood level should be about half that of cholesterol. ...Read more

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What are carbohydrates?

What are carbohydrates?

Carbs: Carbohydrates are one of the body’s sources of energy and are composed of starches & sugars. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods have good cholesterol and what are bad cholesterol?

Please suggest what foods have good cholesterol and what are bad cholesterol?

Watch saturated fat: Cholesterol content in foods is not as important as saturated and trans fats. These are found in meat, diary, processed and fast foods. Everyone knows about red meat, but bad fats are hidden in cheese and pizza, fast food burgers, fried chicken and fries. Ice cream, puddings, and cookie and cake mixes are also bad. Replace with unsaturated vegetable oils, veggies, fish, soy, nuts and fruit. ...Read more

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What different levels of liver ALT are there and what do they mean?

What different levels of liver ALT are there and what do they mean?

Indicates damage: Alt is one of the liver enzymes. Elevation of the alt and other enzymes is usually indicative of liver damage. ...Read more

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What are good levels of HDL cholesterol?

What are good levels of HDL cholesterol?

Higher the better: Epidemiologically, the higher the hdl-c, the better, with notably reduced risk with hdl-c in excess of 60 mg/dl. The problem is that this is often genetically and gender dependent, & there is scant evidence that raising hdl-c per se (independent of triglycerides and ldl-c) by drugs will change clinical outcomes. We have new agents in trials that significantly raise hdl-c & may improve outcomes. ...Read more

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My fbs, cholesterol, ldl, and alt/sgpt are high, but my HDL and triglycerides are normal. What does this mean?

Concerns: Need to see a doctor. Elevated blood sugar, fasting, along with elelvated cholesterol are both risk factors for heart disease. Diabetes or pre-diabetes can often be associated with fatty liver, which can raise the liver function testes (alt/ast) even if the triglyceride level is normal. Important to get this addressed asap. ...Read more

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What are foods that help lower high cholesterol?

What are foods that help lower high cholesterol?

LDL, not Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ?700 nmol/l, HDL ?45 µmol/l). Cholesterol ?$, but misleading. ...Read more

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What are anti-estrogen foods and what are estrogen foods?

What are anti-estrogen foods and what are estrogen foods?

Hormones in food: Foods that contain phytoestrogens (weak Estrogens produced by plants) include vegetables, legumes (beans), seeds, dairy, and soy. Anti-estrogenic foods are foods that block estrogen include broccoli, buckwheat, cabbage, citrus fruits, corn, fruit (other than apples, cherries, dates and pomegranates), grapes, green beans, melons, onions, pears, pineapples, squash, rice, white flour, and tapioca. ...Read more

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What are good foods for managaing sgpt and cholesterol?

What are good foods for managaing sgpt and cholesterol?

Low carb diet: SGPT is a liver r enzyme. To understand more about elevated cholesterol and abnormal liver enzymes, read these short articles: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/12/02/eat-fat-to-stay-healthy/ https://kaushikmd.com/2016/12/02/fatty-liver-on-a-rise-with-diabetes-and-obesity-epidemics/ ...Read more

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What are my ideal cholestrol levels?

What are my ideal cholestrol levels?

Total less than 200: Optimal total cholesterol is less than 200 mg/dl. Total cholesterol is made up of lipoproteins like LDL and hdl. It's good to have LDL ("bad") cholesterol as low as possible, but the recommended level is based on your risk factors for heart disease. Ldl under 100 mg/dl is optimal, but if you're low risk, your doctor may give you a higher upper limit, such as 130. A high HDL is good (more than 60). ...Read more

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What are good cholestrol and bad cholestrol .

What are good cholestrol and bad cholestrol .

HDL & LDL: Good cholesterol is a term that is used for high density lipoproteins. Bad cholesterol describes low density lipoproteins. ...Read more

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What are my options for treating high cholesterol?

What are my options for treating high cholesterol?

Cholesterol: diet, exercise, not smoking and medications but really you need to do the first three regardless and medicine is also often needed ...Read more

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How are LDL and HDL different?

How are LDL and HDL different?

Cardiovascular Risk: Cholesterol is transported in the blood inside carrier vehicles called lipoprotein particles. Following entry into the artery wall low density lipoprotein (ldl) particles directly promote development of atherosclerosis ("hardening of the arteries") and increase risk for heart attack and stroke. High density lipoprotein (HDL) particles work in several ways to decrease atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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What are foods that will lower cholesterol?

What are foods that will lower cholesterol?

Fill up your plate: With fruits and veggies, fiber (whole grains, oatmeal, nuts and beans). Eat lean meat, fish. Cook with olive oil. ...Read 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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What types of breads are good for lowering cholesterol?

What types of breads are good for lowering cholesterol?

Oat,barley;flaxseeds: The grains that lower cholesterol the most are oats, flaxseeds and barley. Whole grain breads that contain one or more of these will help lower cholesterol- see http://www.Healthaliciousness.Com/articles/foods-which-lower-cholesterol.Php but be aware that cholesterol is not the major cause of heart disease- inflammation is! see http://bit.Ly/1era8lt ; http://bit.Ly/13o0nkq. ...Read more

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What foods are for hypoglycemia?

What foods are for hypoglycemia?

Sugars ands carbs: The best treatment for hypoglycemia for diabetics is glucose tablets.They are easy to take and quantitate. Other options are drinks that contain simple sugars like o.J, non-diet soda or foods that are naturally sweet (candy, cookies etc). My favorite is milk; it has sugar in the form of lactose and the protein in it can be slowly converted to sugar. ...Read more

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