Should carbohydrate intake be restricted in patients with hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels)?

Updated: Jul 23, 2021
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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In cases in which dietary intake of sugar and white flour products is substantial, restricting simple carbohydrates and increasing dietary fiber are important adjuncts that can lower triglycerides substantially. Large quantities or fruit juice or nondiet soda can increase triglycerides dramatically.

Again, alcohol should be eliminated or restricted to no more than 1 standard alcoholic beverage per day.


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