Lower Triglycerides With Exercise, Healthy Diet


Lower triglycerides with exercise, healthy dietHigh blood levels of triglycerides have been associated with obesity, kidney disease, diabetes and high calorie consumption. So, it may come as no surprise that the healthy lifestyle choices that have been known to keep these conditions at bay can also help to lower triglycerides — otherwise known as fat found in the blood.

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have conducted a study which suggests that lowering sugar intake, choosing mono- and polyunsaturated fats and limiting calorie and alcohol consumption in addition to getting more physical exercise may cut triglyceride levels by 20 to 50 percent.

“In contrast to cholesterol, where lifestyle measures are important but may not be the solution, high triglycerides are often quite responsive to lifestyle measures that include weight loss if overweight, changes in diet and regular physical activity,” said lead author Michael Miller, M.D.

Authors of the study recommended that individuals with triglyceride levels that are higher than 150 milligrams per deciliter get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week to lower their blood fat.

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