What are the specific dietary recommendations in the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels)?

Updated: Dec 19, 2019
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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It is recommended that individuals consume less than 20% of calories as fat, with saturated fat reduced to less than 7% of calories, which may be achieved by avoiding trans fats, limiting dietary cholesterol to less than 200 mg/d. [41] Restrict refined carbohydrates, particularly sugar and liquid calories. In addition, lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) may be enhanced by adding dietary options such as 2 g/d of plant stanols/sterols and at least 5-10 g/d of viscous soluble fiber to the diet. [41]


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