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How can I get triglycerides down from 550?

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Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Diet and exercise

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!

In brief: Diet and exercise

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!
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