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Friday, March 4, 2011

High Triglycerides Raise Stroke Risk


Dr. Briffa had a very interesting article that makes us all even more glad to be low-carbing and keeping our triglycerides much lower as a result.  Cholesterol overall had practically no effect on the increased risk of stroke, however.  Triglyceride levels are raised by eating lots of refined carbohydrates.

4 comments:

Lisa, motyok said...

John's triglycerides were off the chart before we started low carbing. Now they are normal. The doctor justs says to keep doing what we are doing.

Jennifer said...

That's an incredible success story! I'm sure your doctor is convinced by now that low-carbing works. Thank you for sharing that great news.

Arthur said...

I had my blood tested prior to the LC diet and my Triglycerides among other things were high. I am planning on getting my blood tested again now that I have been on the diet a few months. This article and comments are motivating that the results should be good.

Jennifer said...

Arthur, sometimes when starting a low-carb diet, the blood work doesn't look so great in the beginning. Waiting a good while to test is a good idea according to what the late Dr. Atkins wrote. That said, low-carbing should improve your triglycerides dramatically.