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Old 12-21-2007, 08:07 PM   #1
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Triglyceride Levels

So, I was reading Good Calories, Bad Calories and I got to the chapter abot HFCS and how fructose stimulates a rise in triglycerides and I got worried about my triglyceride levels since I eat a fair amount of fruit.

I got my blood lipids checked out and I have a triglyceride level of 13. The doctor said that anything lower than 250 is good. My cholesterol is good with 56 HDL ad 69 LDL.

Is there a thing such as too few triglycerides?

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Old 12-21-2007, 08:27 PM   #2
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Re: Triglyceride Levels

Here you go

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http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e...cle/003493.htm
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Old 12-22-2007, 02:58 AM   #3
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Thanks for the link. I actually saw that too, but didn't see what they defined as "low" triglycerides on the page. I'm pretty sure I don't have those syndromes the page describes. Judging from what I read in Taubes' book, there really is no need for triglycerides, but the number struck me as very low. I guess that's a testament to paleo/zone dieting.

If there's nothing wrong with low triglycerides like mine, I don't see why everybody doesn't eliminate grains in their diets.
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Old 12-22-2007, 07:05 AM   #4
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Re: Triglyceride Levels

As the article Steven pointed out, the biggest pathologic causes of low triglycerides are a very low-fat diet and malabsorption. If you're eating a diet anything close to what is advocated on this board, you're not concerned about the first point. You'd also have a pretty good idea if you were having malabsorption.

So, sounds like your cholesterol levels are excellent and don't at all worry about the TGs. Keep up whatever you're doing, your heart will thank you!
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:33 AM   #5
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Re: Triglyceride Levels

I guess you're right, Dave. Like I said before, the number just seemed very low.
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Old 12-22-2007, 03:59 PM   #6
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Re: Triglyceride Levels

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So, I was reading Good Calories, Bad Calories and I got to the chapter abot HFCS and how fructose stimulates a rise in triglycerides and I got worried about my triglyceride levels since I eat a fair amount of fruit.

I got my blood lipids checked out and I have a triglyceride level of 13. The doctor said that anything lower than 250 is good. My cholesterol is good with 56 HDL ad 69 LDL.


Is there a thing such as too few triglycerides?

your's take the "Cake" but mine are low too

LDL 85
HDL 63
Triglycerides 41
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:19 AM   #7
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Re: Triglyceride Levels

Mine are always below 40, but have not come in below 20 before. I don't think there is any reason low is bad unless you are starving, at that point it would be obvious as your performance would drop.

My Dr says low is good, he asked me how I do it, told him almost no starchy foods. One time we then get into a discussion about some of his patients who can't control their levels at all etc... Me saying it is simple, him saying if it was in a pill no problem but his patients won't do the diet.

Kind of interesting that low levels are associated with a low fat diet and I eat ~40-50% of my cals in fat

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Old 12-23-2007, 01:39 PM   #8
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your's take the "Cake" but mine are low too
I'll be corny and say that's because neither of us take the cake.

That's been my experience, too, Craig. I only eat between 45 and 90 grams of available carbs per day. I guess people are just slaves to their mouths and really don't take their health seriously enough. I've actually showed people the results I just got and they won't listen. I think the term is cognitive dissonance. They can't reconcile reality with their received wisdom from fitness mags.
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