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My tri-glyceride level is high and I am taking gemfibrozil. What diet should I follow?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Low fat, sugars, alc
Tgs can be high because of genetic predisposition, obesity (metabolic syndrome-assoc w/low hdl, high sugar); diets high in fat (tg), alcohol, and carbohydrates (especially simple sugars) can increase tgs.
If overweight-lose weight. Very high tg >800-1000 fasting, can cause pancreatitis. Omega 3 fatty acids (marine oils) may help lower tgs.

In brief: Low fat, sugars, alc
Tgs can be high because of genetic predisposition, obesity (metabolic syndrome-assoc w/low hdl, high sugar); diets high in fat (tg), alcohol, and carbohydrates (especially simple sugars) can increase tgs.
If overweight-lose weight. Very high tg >800-1000 fasting, can cause pancreatitis. Omega 3 fatty acids (marine oils) may help lower tgs.
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