Cholesterol 237 Triglycerides 267hdl 58 Ldl 126 A Vegan For 45 Years, Whats Up

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Cholesterol 237 Triglycerides 267hdl 58 Ldl 126 A Vegan For 45 Years, Whats Up

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Hi Penny,

The number causing your total cholesterol to be elevated is triglycerides. Triglycerides are impacted more by the sugar and alcohol in your diet versus fat, which is why triglycerides can still be elevated even if you're following a vegan diet. I recommend you check out this article for tips to lower triglycerides: - Triglycerides: Why they matter and how to lower them. Most likely you will have the greatest success lowering triglycerides if you cut back on sugar, strictly limit alcohol, and increase your activity.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
The Heart of Health - Heart Health and Weight Loss Tips

Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN