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Top Foods to Lower Triglycerides

Posted November 7, 2013

Triglycerides are a type of fat found in foods and in your body. The body takes the fat from the foods you eat and stores it as triglycerides in the fat cells. Your liver uses triglycerides to produce cholesterol. So the more triglycerides you have, the higher is your cholesterol level. The VLDL (bad cholesterol) in your blood is used to calculate your triglyceride levels. In short, the triglycerides form the bad cholesterol and you need to keep it low.

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Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in the Treatment of Hypertriglyceridemia

Posted August 5, 2013

In a review of the effects of omega-3 fatty acids in the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia, the authors found both EPA and DHA to dose-dependently reduce plasma triglyceride levels, with the effects greater in patients with higher triglyceride levels at baseline.

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Omega-3 Health Benefits Beyond Triglycerides

Posted April 24, 2013

Current omega-3 drugs on the market are aimed only at lowering triglycerides, but upcoming drugs are pending for conditions such as psoriasis, type-2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other chronic inflammatory diseases.

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Light Exercise After Meals May Help Keep Triglycerides Low

Posted January 18, 2013

Light exercise, particularly after meals, may prevent triglyceride levels from becoming elevated, according to research published in the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. This study, in the February edition of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, shows timing exercise around meals may allow an individual to reap the most benefit out of each exercise session.

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Black Tea Slashes Triglyceride Levels by 36%

Posted October 25, 2012

Health-conscious individuals have known the importance of tea consumption for decades, opting for the pleasant tasting beverage over sugary carbonated soft drinks to help prevent metabolic imbalances such as insulin resistance and diabetes. More recently, diet soft drinks have been shown to increase risk of a number of chronic conditions due to the high acid content of the beverages that can disrupt cellular metabolism by robbing precious minerals such as calcium and magnesium.

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Vitamin B6 supplements help hypertriglyceridemia

Posted August 27, 2012

A new study in Clinical Therapeutics suggests that taking vitamin b6 supplements may help improve hypertriglyceridemia – a condition in which triglycerides in the blood are abnormally high.

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FDA Approves EPA-Only Omega-3 PUFA Capsule for High TG

Posted July 29, 2012

The FDA approved a patented synthetic ethyl eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), icosapent ethyl (Vascepa, formerly AMR101, Amarin) [1], for the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia. It should now become the market’s second omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) preparation available only by prescription.

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This Superherb Protects Both Liver and Brain

Posted May 25, 2012

The liver and brain are two metabolically active organs that are under constant attack from disease promoting free radicals. Elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels combined with blood glucose abnormalities and obesity cause damage to the cellular matrix of the liver and brain that worsen with time.

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Vitamin D triggers natural immune response against tuberculosis, study finds

Posted April 30, 2012

There is no need to get vaccinated against tuberculosis if you maintain high enough levels of vitamin D, suggests a new study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Researchers found that, in the presence of even minimally adequate levels of vitamin D, the body’s own immune system will naturally trigger an immune response against the disease and many others without the need for drug or chemical interventions.

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A Randomized Trial of Multivitamin Supplementation in Children with Tuberculosis in Tanzania

Posted April 30, 2012

Children with tuberculosis often have underlying nutritional deficiencies. Multivitamin supplementation has been proposed as a means to enhance the health of these children; however, the efficacy of such an intervention has not been examined adequately.

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