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Does avoiding meat and fat for several days before a blood test for triglycerides make much difference in the results?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: No

However, if you or your doctor actually care what you baseline serum triglycerides are, it is best to have the test done while you are fasting, before breakfast.
There's disagreement whether "high serum triglycerides" is an independent risk for anything, or something that needs to be addressed in isolation.

In brief: No

However, if you or your doctor actually care what you baseline serum triglycerides are, it is best to have the test done while you are fasting, before breakfast.
There's disagreement whether "high serum triglycerides" is an independent risk for anything, or something that needs to be addressed in isolation.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Sugar

Triglycerides go up with sugar, carbohydrates - so if you lower your calorie by carbs/sugar it will go down.
The supplement that helps lower triglycerides is carnitine need 2gm/day.

In brief: Sugar

Triglycerides go up with sugar, carbohydrates - so if you lower your calorie by carbs/sugar it will go down.
The supplement that helps lower triglycerides is carnitine need 2gm/day.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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