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Triglycerides is high after following lchf


I am following lchf diet since Feb 2017,less intake of carb and taking butter ,egg and chicken pander and almonds .my triglycerides went up to 243 from 143 . I have stopped statin tabs.any one can please answer my doubt.

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Can u share your diet in details

Usually TG falls in low carb diet

And LDL and HDL increase slightly

Tg increase indicates that carb intake could still be higher

Three eggs with 30 GM's butter,300 GM's vegetables and for dinner 200gm paneer with two teaspoon gee finally 200 ml cowmilk

No carbs

What vegetables did you have? Triglycerides, as the name implies, are three fatty acids bound by a carbohydrate backbone. Without carbohydrates it would be impossible to form. The paneer, almonds and milk have some, but not sufficient to account for this.

What are your blood glucose numbers?

Cauliflower,cabbage,radish,kovaikkai,snakeguard and bitter gourd with buttermilk

Buttermilk can be high in carbs.

Do you know your blood glucose numbers?


Heavy alcohol consumption and high fat can elevate triglycerides levels. Most bakery items contain High Fructose Corn Syrup. (Lays, Curkure, Oreo, Coco cola and other aerated

drinks). High Fructose Corn Syrup is a concentrated form of sugar, fructose derived from corn. It increases body fat, cholesterol and triglycerides and it also makes you hungry.

Triglyceride levels are also reduced by moderate exercise and by consuming omega-3 fatty acids from algae, fish, flax seed oil, and other sources. The most widely available dietary source of EPA and DHA is oily fish, such as salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies, menhaden, and sardines. Oils from these fish have a profile of around seven times as much omega-3 as omega-6.

Although the most prominent effects attributable to statin therapy are its potent low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering properties, it is also well established that statins significantly reduce non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C), triglycerides (TG), and biomarkers of inflammation, most notably C-reactive protein (CRP).


I have stopped statin tab since two months.may be the reason?

Did your doctor know that you've stopped taking statin for two months? What is your recent blood lipid profile? You only mentioned the increased TG.

You seem to control your BSL well from limiting CARBS with LCHF diet (based on what foods you've been eating in which you mentioned). What's about alcohol drinking routine? Do you maintain a healthy weight? Do you take any other medications eg beta blocker or steroids? ( some drugs can increase TG levels).

I am not a drinker and smoker. I am taking clopilet a75,telpress ct40,esam2.5 and vitamin supplements rosuvstatin10mg.ldl 175,hdl 40total collateral 245

One of the most common reasons for elevated TG is blood sugar in terms of its availability and handling in your body. I do not know how well is your current blood sugar control. Besides, you did not say anything about your BSL number or recent A1c. I would think that there would be a connection with your diet and elevated TG. I don't think this related to your medications as mentioned either.

This is an issue that you should discuss with your doctor of how to lower your TG level which could be changes in your diet, lifestyle or medication. By the way, please do not stop taking prescribed medications without talking with your doctor


I would suggest some moderation in diet,particularly breakfast.Also add some variety such as mixed sprouts,fruits like papaya and nuts.

Forget any lchf diet narration,there is no such diet with this name in any region of the world. Only low carbs with appropriate portions of protein and fat Eat hear healthy and balance diet.

Can you post your earlier record oh lipids, A1c, and relavant food is difficult to analyse your Current Tg with current food intake u have mentioned.. your current Tg is taken after how many days of current food regimen?... post data

DRH-sangliStar in reply to DRH-sangli

U may recheck lipids and A1c...

See what the questioner say that his TG has increased considerably after adopting lchf diet,what more proof do you need?

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