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4 Ways to Lower Triglycerides and Prevent Heart Disease

March 25, 2019

From the Everyday Health website

High triglycerides, along with high total cholesterol levels, increase the likelihood that you will develop heart disease. If you have other risk factors, such as a family history of heart disease, or high blood pressure, your overall risk is even higher.

Lowering triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol starts with making diet and lifestyle improvements, if needed. Lifestyle changes can include quitting smoking if you’re a smoker, increasing your physical activity, if you’re inactive, and losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight. Diet changes may include limiting saturated fats (like butter, lard, and other animal fats), substituting heart-healthy plant fats (like olive oil), and adding healthier calories from vegetables, fruits, and foods rich in cholesterol-lowering fiber.

Depending on whether these strategies will work for you, supplements or medications may also need to be part of your treatment plan.

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