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High Cholesterol and Children

high cholesterol in children

Heart disease doesn’t just happen overnight. There is an increasing problem with high cholesterol and children, along with very convincing evidence that heart disease begins in childhood. The buildup of fatty plaque in your arteries may have started when you were a child and is progressing slowly as you age. This is known as the… [Read the Rest]

Heart Healthy Nuts and Weight Gain

Heart healthy nuts

Nuts have been promoted as heart healthy because eating them can lower triglycerides and cholesterol but many of us tend to avoid them because we don’t want to gain weight due to the high fat content in nuts. However, a recent study printed in the Nutrition Journal 2012 concluded that eating nuts does not lead… [Read the Rest]

Lowering High Triglycerides In Kids

Lowering High Triglycerides in Children

The unfortunate thing about our modern day lifestyle is that we are now faced with the task of lowering high triglycerides in kids. Not only are more than 30% of Americans struggling with high triglycerides, also known as hypertriglyceridemia, but so are children. The number of children who have this problem is unknown because lipid… [Read the Rest]

How Often Should I Have My Triglycerides Checked?


Knowing how often you should have your triglycerides checked is an important step in monitoring your overall health and wellness. Checking your triglycerides, cholesterol and blood sugar routinely can help to catch problems early on. It is also a great way to see if you are on track with your diet and exercise program. Fortunately,… [Read the Rest]

Health Effect Of Years Of High Triglycerides

long term effects of high triglycerides death

You can have high triglycerides for a long time and not even know it. That is because there may be no symptoms with high triglycerides. People can have triglyceride levels of  1000 mg/dl and have no clue that this is happening. Just for a reference point, optimal triglycerides are below 100 mg/dl after fasting. What… [Read the Rest]

Does The DASH Diet Lower Triglycerides?

DASH diet

The Dash diet is eating plan with a well-established reputation for lowering high blood pressure. A study done in 2001, and supported by the National Institutes of Health, found that the Dash diet was also effective in significantly lowering cholesterol levels. But does the Dash diet lower triglycerides? In this same study, known as the… [Read the Rest]

Lower Triglycerides Naturally With High Fiber Foods

Triglycerides are very responsive to diet changes. And, with the right changes to your diet, you can see a drop in your triglyceride levels in just a few days. One of the best thing you can add to your diet to lower your triglycerides naturally is fiber-rich foods. Despite what you may read or see… [Read the Rest]

Fat And Triglycerides

Fat: To Eat Or Not To Eat When you are following the triglycerides diet, you will find a lot of controversy as to whether to eat less fat or eat less concentrated carbs to lower your triglycerides level to an optimal range. Let’s talk about fat and triglycerides. Eat fat? Don’t eat fat? Eat only… [Read the Rest]

What Liquor Raises Your Triglycerides The Least?

So, you have high triglycerides and you already know that alcohol can raise your triglycerides even more. But, do you have to totally quit drinking? Is there any alcohol that you can drink and enjoy knowing that it won’t cause your triglyceride levels to skyrocket? Drinking alcohol can increase your triglyceride level in several ways:

Fatty Liver Disease In High Triglycerides

The danger of high triglycerides levels include serious medical consequences and one of those is fatty liver disease. Fatty liver disease is a disease of the liver that, as the name describes, has the main symptom of a fatty liver. In this condition, the triglyceride fat accumulates in the liver. As the accumulation of fat… [Read the Rest]