Research News

October 2011 Issue

Get Optimal Triglycerides with Lifestyle

When you visit your physician for your annual checkup, you probably eagerly await the results of your LDL (“bad” cholesterol) and HDL (“good” cholesterol) levels, hoping that they fall within normal range, thereby reducing your risk of heart disease. But there’s another blood lipid (or fat) that’s just as critical: Trigylcerides. In fact, triglyceride levels are an important indicator of your metabolic health; high levels are linked with coronary heart disease, diabetes, and fatty liver disease.

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