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What kind of diet is best for high tg and LDL levels?

What kind of diet is best for high tg and LDL levels?

Complex: A diet high in complex carbs (high fiber), proteins from beans and nuts, with fats mostly derived from mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Decrease saturated fats and trans-fats and all processed sugar and flour if possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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My husband has high levels of LDL cholesterol, 146 ldl. Diet is great. Could it be genetic, if so is there a test?

My husband has high levels of LDL cholesterol, 146 ldl.  Diet is great.  Could it be genetic, if so is there a test?

High LDL Cholesterol: Diet is not the only cause of elevated cholesterol. Cholesterol is mobilized as a healing molecule, and is elevated if the body is having inflammation. If he inflammation is in the arteries this leads to vascular disease, stroke, and heart attack. Decreasing sugar and processed foods helps, exercise, and anti-inflammatory herbs. Statin drugs also lower inflammation. Berkley cholesterol panel. ...Read more

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Low carb diet ok for high triglycerides? Taking triglyde. Triglyceride levels on meds is 350, LDL is 201, HDL 28, on meds. Is any fat ok? I exercise.

Low carb diet ok for high triglycerides? Taking triglyde. Triglyceride levels on meds is 350, LDL is 201, HDL 28, on meds. Is any fat ok? I exercise.

Need more: You need a more thorough evaluation as your lipids have more abnormalities that high triglycerides; LDL is too high and HDL is low, both bad. Please consult your doctor for advise about diet, exercise, and medication. ...Read more

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High blood pressure 160 /100 my age 29 y.Test show hi level of triglycerides , hi level (ldl) low level( hdl) been a year on healthy diet lose 10 kg?

High blood pressure 160 /100 my age 29 y.Test show hi level of  triglycerides , hi level (ldl)  low level( hdl) been a year on healthy diet lose 10 kg?

Keep going : The current weight is not provided, but if not at ideal body weight, further weight will likely help. Weight and diet are two pieces of the puzzle. Environmental factors and genetics predisposition are others. Blood pressure of 160/100 is hi for a 29 year old and most would start blood pressure medications at this point. Great job on the < 20 pounds weight loss. ...Read more

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Last month my LDL was 227mg/dl now it is 105mg/dl through diet,exercise and statin for a month. Is my risk for CAD is still very high?

Last month my LDL was 227mg/dl now it is 105mg/dl through diet,exercise and statin for a month. Is my risk for CAD is still very high?

Getting better.: You've lowered your LDL rather dramatically and, thereby, have reduced your risk of CAD going forward, as long as it stays this way. Would be even better if the triglycerides are low and the HDL is high, but as an individual parameter this is a great improvement. ...Read more

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Tryg 119 hdl 49 ldl 178. Was asked to send more info on cholesterol usually around 200 statins or diet/ exercise? Usually not this high 200 normally

Tryg 119 hdl 49 ldl 178. Was asked to send more info on cholesterol  usually around 200  statins or diet/ exercise? Usually not this high 200 normally

Yes, you're right: The numbers you submit add up to a total cholesterol of about 250 mg/dl, not 200. But usually our treatment decisions are based on LDL anyway. If, on another measurement, your LDL was 127, what we would expect with a total cholesterol of 200, lifestyle, i.e. diet and exercise, should be sufficient. However, if you have significant heart disease risk, LDL goal is <100 and meds may be needed. ...Read more

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Fem:age:39, hypothyroid 60mcg from past 13 years. Now my LDL :168, HDL :48, tot choles:238, is high LDL related to my hypothyroid?Can I diet, exercise?

Fem:age:39, hypothyroid 60mcg from past 13 years. Now my LDL :168, HDL :48, tot choles:238, is high LDL  related to my hypothyroid?Can I diet, exercise?

Yes: Aside from any other reasons that your LDL may be elevated (overweight? Family history? Other medicines you take? Diet?), being deficient in thyroid hormone will surely raise your ldl. ...Read more

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31 yrs m. Tc 240, LDL 178, tg 140, 178 to 196 lbs in 6 months due to steroid meds. Dr gave statins. Shld i strt or ctrl chol levels thru diet n exercise?

31 yrs m. Tc 240, LDL 178, tg 140, 178 to 196 lbs in 6 months due to steroid meds. Dr gave statins. Shld i strt or ctrl chol levels thru diet n exercise?

Hyperlipidemia: Both. You must get to exercising to burn off these extremely high amounts of triglycerides. This will also raise your HDL levels. Then the statins will work on the total and LDL levels. ...Read more

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My HDL and triglycerides are very normal, but i have very High LDL what could be the reason? diet is minimal and not fatty,,I'm thin and have crohn's

Probably genetic: We talk little about the genetic component to LDL problems but they're actually a bigger factor than diet and exercise -- we simply can't do anything about them. And much of the traditional "wisdom" about diet and cholesterol probably isn't even true. Stay fit and be ready to accept medication should your physician and perhaps a second opinion consider it right for you. ...Read more

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Good HDL trigs very high ldl, can't take statins, tried vit b3 100 mg, bad reaction in left temple an burning everywhere.What can I try, diet is healthy?

Good HDL trigs very high ldl, can't take statins, tried vit b3 100 mg, bad reaction in left temple an burning everywhere.What can I try, diet is healthy?

Niacin: You can use Niacin to lower LDL ; raise HDL but with a docs supervision because it effects the liver and you will need periodic blood tests. I can't understand if you are saying that your triglycerides are high also. If that is the case, good quality marine fish oil can greatly reduce them. Peace and good health. Since your own body makes most of your cholesterol, diet will help to about 20 %. ...Read more

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female 58 yrs Small aneurism in ascending aorta and arch; also PFO; high LDL & chol- can't take statins. Willl diet & exercise be enough?

 female 58 yrs   Small aneurism in ascending aorta and arch; also PFO; high LDL & chol- can't take statins. Willl diet & exercise be enough?

Depends on LDL level: AHA/ACC guidelines =treat based on an assessment of lifetime risk of developing heart disease. Typically, before statins are started, a sincere attempt at lifestyle changes, including avoiding saturated fats& exercising (atleast walking even 10,000 steps/day) ought to be undertaken. Recheck fasting lipids 6 months later. No egg yolks, no shellfish; eat salmon, almond/walnut (Incr. HDL) ...Read more

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My ldl-p is 1385 (ldl-c:126, small ldl-p:402, LDL size:21.7), is my LDL level a concern? Dont smoke/drink. Diet mostly salad, chicken. 36.

My ldl-p is 1385 (ldl-c:126, small ldl-p:402, LDL size:21.7), is my LDL level a concern? Dont smoke/drink. Diet mostly salad, chicken. 36.

Hyperlipidemia: This is an interesting and much debatable subject. The answer depends on your risk factors for heart disease. Age is one of those risk factors, and you are high risk if you are over 45 for men and 55 for women. Other risk factors are gender (men have higher risk), smoking, blood pressure, and family history of heart disease. Without risk factors, this is a normal LDL level. ...Read more

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35 M with no fam his, no smoke 22.4 BMI no BP. TC 209, LDL 140, HDL 36, trigly 165. Can I bring all to normal levels just using exercise and diet?

35 M with no fam his, no smoke 22.4 BMI no BP. TC 209, LDL 140, HDL 36, trigly 165. Can I bring all to normal levels just using exercise and diet?

No need unless...: I wouldn't advise even trying to lower your LDL unless you have a high proportion of small dense LDL and/or elevated CRP and/or homocysteine.High chol. does not cause heart disease;inflammation does, but if inflamed then diet and exercise can lower chol. See http://tinyurl.com/axtab4d http://tinyurl.com/9x3n594 http://tinyurl.com/43vtf67 http://tinyurl.com/p7t9ul8 and http://tinyurl.com/hjpmhrc ...Read more

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Could 29y old stop taking atorvastatin after 3 years treatment now good level of trig. And LDL and HDL also keeped with diet eating ?

Could 29y old stop taking atorvastatin after 3 years treatment now good level of trig. And LDL and HDL also keeped with diet eating ?

No: If there is a positive family history and you have significant lipid elevations i would urge you stay on statins permanently. Their long term value is enormous and the risk are small. ...Read more

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Severe hypocholesterolemia;total 73;hdl 43;ldl11;tryg35.Dr sugstd low carb diet.I have read this can lower ldl&tryg. Is this safe w/my levels so low?

Huh?: In adults, there are no diseases associated with a too low cholesterol. (children need fats for brain development). You are blessed! do you have a family history of longevity? If i were you, i'd eat an unrestricted diet designed to maintain normal body weight. ...Read more

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Ldl (Definition)

LDL, or low density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that transports lipids (fats) from the liver to other organs in the body. Because LDL cholesterol can get deposited in blood vessels which leads to cardiovascular disease, LDL cholesterol is ...Read more