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What are the causes of high triglycerides and low hdl?

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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sweets & alcohol

Most common cause is high intake of sweets (candy, juice, pop, gatorade, etc.
), uncontrolled diabetes (high blood sugar), and consumption of alcohol (which our body process as a type of sugar). Avoid sweets, especially those in liquid form, control diabetes (if you have it), limit alcohol to 1-2 drinks per day at most. Exercise at least 5 days a week, keep a healthy weight.

In brief: Sweets & alcohol

Most common cause is high intake of sweets (candy, juice, pop, gatorade, etc.
), uncontrolled diabetes (high blood sugar), and consumption of alcohol (which our body process as a type of sugar). Avoid sweets, especially those in liquid form, control diabetes (if you have it), limit alcohol to 1-2 drinks per day at most. Exercise at least 5 days a week, keep a healthy weight.
Dr. Maureen Mays
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Diabetes, pre- diabetes, dysmetabolic syndrome, genetics, poor diet to name a few.

In brief: Many

Diabetes, pre- diabetes, dysmetabolic syndrome, genetics, poor diet to name a few.
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bad diet

Metabolic syndrome is very preventable.
Excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake cause high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of Insulin to maintain normal blood sugar. The sugars must be stored as triglceridethis raises triglycerides and lowers hdl.

In brief: Bad diet

Metabolic syndrome is very preventable.
Excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake cause high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of Insulin to maintain normal blood sugar. The sugars must be stored as triglceridethis raises triglycerides and lowers hdl.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Diabetes, out of control blood sugar, unlucky genes, a high fat diet, being overweight, smoking being sedentary.

In brief: See below

Diabetes, out of control blood sugar, unlucky genes, a high fat diet, being overweight, smoking being sedentary.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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