Research Shows 42% Reducation in Triglyceride Levels Through Diet Intervention
Posted Oct 13 2010 12:00am
Have high triglycerides? A new study shows that the fastest way to reduce your number is by carbohydrate restriction. Researchers discovered that with a dietary intervention of reducing carbohydrates in the patients diet to under 20 grams/day had a significant impact on their triglyceride levels and weight. In just two weeks patients saw a 42% decreases in their triglyceride levels and 4.3% reduction in body weight.
Triglyceride is a form of fat made in your body related to cholesterol. Elevated triglycerides can be due to being overweight, physical inactivity, smoking, excess alcohol, or diet very high in carbohydrates (60% of total caloric intake or more). It can also be a sign of another disease such as diabetes or liver disease.
People with high triglycerides often have high total cholesterol levels, including a high LDL (bad) level and low HDL (good) levels. Excess triglyceride in your blood is linked to coronary artery disease.
Other ways to improve your triglycerides and cholesterol is through exercise, smoking cessation, and getting plenty of omega III fatty acids.