Active, Heathy, Skinny, High Triglycerides?


Asked by carolleigh

Active, Heathy, Skinny, High Triglycerides?

I am 52, a triathlete, have very low body fat, and very healthy cholesterol and glucose levels. I eat well and exercise 5-6 days a week. I just had my cholesterol checked and was dumbfounded to learn my triglyceride level is 479! What is going here?


Hi Carolleigh,

Hmmm, I agree, from the information you've shared your elevated triglyceride level does not make sense. I definitely recommend working with your physician to determine the cause. Here is a post you may want to review to make sure you are on track with promoting a low triglyceride level:

Triglycerides: Why They Matter and How to Lower Them

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps

Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN