Does Castor Oil Raise One's Triglycerides?

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Asked by sab1992@

Does Castor Oil Raise One's Triglycerides?

I use castor oil, but I've recently heard that it is a triglyceride raiser. Is this true? Please help!

Answer

Hi Sab1992@,

I tried to find some information on castor oil and its effect on cholesterol levels for you, but I wasn't able to find good information I wanted to share. I'm not aware of a link between castor oil and elevated triglycerides. Castor oil is a fat and is more likely to impact LDL cholesterol levels. Consider discussing with your physician to learn more.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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