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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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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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My total cholesterol is 238 but my other number are good: HDL - 104 Chol/HDL Ratio 2.3 Triglcerides 57 VLDL 11 LDL (Calculated) 122 Should i worry?

My total cholesterol is 238 but my other number are good:
HDL - 104
Chol/HDL Ratio 2.3
Triglcerides 57
VLDL 11
LDL (Calculated) 122

Should i worry?

I think no: Treat the person, not the numbers. This stuff is mostly genetic. I trust that you're not a smoker and that you stay fit. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Triglyceride level of 74 good?

Triglyceride level of 74 good?

Yes, the: American heart association states a triglyceride level less than 100mg/dl is optimal. ...Read more

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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 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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High triglyceride, what is a good way to lower the levels?

Lower triglycerides: The fish oil products are the safest to lower high triglycerides. There are dietary supplements and prescription, the latter include Lovaza and vascepa. Vascepa will lower your LDL cholesterol also although not as much as a statin. Lovaza will increase your LDL cholesterol.E. ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet specifically to lower high triglycerides?

Please describe a good diet specifically to lower high triglycerides?

Low carbohydrate: A weight-reducing and low carbohydrate diet (cut anything white by at least 50%) should have a dramatic effect. Cut alcohol to no more than 1 small drink per day. Increase exercise to 45 minutes a day. All of these should help a lot. A few meds may increase triglycerides (like Accutane and estrogen). If all else fails, fish oil in high doses is very effective. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I have high triglyceride, what is a good way to lower them ?

Diet and exercise,: And then generic Lovaza or vascepa depending on your ldl-c levels as Lovaza will increase and vascepa decrease LDL cholesterol. ...Read more

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What is the cutoff number for starting meds for high triglycerides? Husband has had high results for years - coming down but still elevated in 300s

What is the cutoff number for starting meds for high triglycerides? Husband has had high results for years - coming down but still elevated in 300s

See below: This is a complicated question. It really depends on his risk factors for coronary heart disease. There is no definite evidence that elevated triglycerides cause coronary disease. There is also no evidence that treating lipid abnormalities in a patient who is not very high risk, nor has established CAD, will prevent a heart attack. Fish oils(omega 3)lower triglycerides. See http://bit.ly/1NzU5fR ...Read more

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