What does it mean if your cholesterol and triglycerides are high?
High triglycerides are often a sign of other conditions that increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, including obesity and metabolic syndrome — a cluster of conditions that includes too much fat around the waist, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, high blood sugar and abnormal cholesterol levels.
How is high cholesterol and triglycerides treated?
- Reduce saturated fats. Saturated fats, found primarily in red meat and full-fat dairy products, raise your total cholesterol.
- Eliminate trans fats.
- Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
- Increase soluble fiber.
- Add whey protein.
Do triglycerides affect total cholesterol?
Even though triglycerides only contribute a small fraction to the total cholesterol value, very high levels can drastically skew this value and are very dangerous. High levels of triglycerides, especially without high levels of HDL or LDL, may indicate issues in the liver, where triglycerides are made.
Can high cholesterol be cured?
You can treat high cholesterol with healthy lifestyle changes like diet, exercise, and weight loss and, sometimes, medications too. Your cholesterol treatment plan is done on a case-by-case basis, based on: Your blood cholesterol test results. Your age, family history of high cholesterol, or heart problems.
What vitamins help to lower cholesterol?
Niacin. Niacin is a B vitamin. Doctors sometimes suggest it for patients with high cholesterol or heart concerns. It increases the level of good cholesterol and reduces triglycerides, another fat that can clog arteries.
Can vitamin D increase cholesterol?
Higher vitamin D levels appear to be associated with higher total cholesterol levels and higher HDL cholesterol levels, according to a new study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) 65th Annual Scientific Sessions.