This is what AHA has to say about TG

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You can see in Triglycerides section that they are increased due to diet high in Carbs. Time to say hello to LCHF diet??

Good vs. Bad Cholesterol

HDL, LDL, Triglycerides...What's the Difference?Cholesterol can't dissolve in the blood. It must be transported through your bloodstream by carriers called lipoproteins, which got their name because they’re made of fat (lipid) and proteins.

The two types of lipoproteins that carry cholesterol to and from cells are low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, and high-density lipoprotein, or HDL. LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol, along with one fifth of your triglyceride level, make up your total cholesterol count, which can be determined through a blood test.

LDL (Bad) Cholesterol

LDL cholesterol is considered the “bad” cholesterol because it contributes to plaque, a thick, hard deposit that can clog arteries and make them less flexible. This condition is known as atherosclerosis. If a clot forms and blocks a narrowed artery, heart attack or stroke can result. Another condition called peripheral artery disease can develop when plaque buildup narrows an artery supplying blood to the legs.

HDL cholesterol is considered “good” cholesterol because it helps remove LDL cholesterol from the arteries. Experts believe HDL acts as a scavenger, carrying LDL cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver, where it is broken down and passed from the body. One-fourth to one-third of blood cholesterol is carried by HDL. A healthy level of HDL cholesterol may also protect against heart attack and stroke, while low levels of HDL cholesterol have been shown to increase the risk of heart disease.


Triglycerides are another type of fat, and they’re used to store excess energy from your diet. High levels of triglycerides in the blood are associated with atherosclerosis. Elevated triglycerides can be caused by overweight and obesity, physical inactivity, cigarette smoking, excess alcohol consumption and a diet very high in carbohydrates (more than 60 percent of total calories). Underlying diseases or genetic disorders are sometimes the cause of high triglycerides. People with high triglycerides often have a high total cholesterol level, including a high LDL cholesterol (bad) level and a low HDL cholesterol (good) level. Many people with heart disease or diabetes also have high triglyceride levels.

Lp(a) Cholesterol

Lp(a) is a genetic variation of LDL (bad) cholesterol. A high level of Lp(a) is a significant risk factor for the premature development of fatty deposits in arteries. Lp(a) isn't fully understood, but it may interact with substances found in artery walls and contribute to the buildup of fatty deposits.

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  • There is no such thing as good/ bad cholesterol. The transport system of lipids and recycling fractions is far, far more complicated the HDL good, LDL bad.

    Put very simply, LDL fractions deliver nutrients and when spent the remains are returned to the liver for recycling by HDL.

    The LDL fraction of concern is LDLp, which is small, dense and slips between arterial walls where it causes many problems.

    On a LCHF diet LDL can increase, but the fraction will be large fluffy and harmless.

    Triglycerides (fat in the blood) a major factor in heart disease will decrease, HDL will increase.

  • Every one is narrating his/her own researched inventions,which are opposite to each others,non are prefect,.aQUALIFIED PERSON IN MEDICAL SCIENCE CAN TELL HERE,WHO IS ALWAYS ABSENT HERE.

  • Aha...

    To me this is the forum of people who are diabetic and not of the ones who treat diabetics.

    Had it been the one, why would anyone join the forum and not visit the professional personally?

    And why do you think any Doc will waste his time on forum rather than meeting patients / minting money ?

  • Qualified person in MEDICAL profession are like QUACKS. Their only intention is to sell drugs. How many so called medical professionals ever look at IR, Fasting Insulin? It would be an understatement if I say ZERO. None care to take a look at fasting insulin EVER.

  • Then do not post non medical formulas here,go to doctor office rather than depending on this site only.

  • What doctors haven't achieved in 5 decades, Diabetics on LCHF diet have done in 3 months and living healthy even for decades. Some doctors have now started minting Rs 80,000 for a four month consultation on LCHF as a way of life to improve health conditions. 99% of doctors don't even know what is LCHF and for them LCHF means Ketogenic diet. When challenged, they throw the weight of their degree around instead of sticking to point on hand.

  • Please try to follow the rules for yourself before preaching others.

  • TG falls like a ROCK on LCHF diet and TG is the worst thing to have on higher side. HIGH CARB DIET can never let it happen, by and large.

  • When I was diagnosed my ppbs was 320.. Fbs was 180.. I had high bp, slightly more cholesterol, fat around tummy.. Classic symptoms of syndrome x.. I met 2 doctors over the course of 1 year but none mentioned about this and kept on prescribing drugs for high bs and bp.. But thanks to this forum that I learned the value of low carbs ablnf now I am completely free of all drugs for bp and sugar.. It proves that if u follow the advice of medical professionals then u will keep on taking drugs till u die.. Or u follow low carb diet and be healthy for rest of the life...

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