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Lowering your triglyceride levels

If you have high or very high triglyceride levels, changing what you eat and drink, and making some other lifestyle changes will help you get back to healthy levels.

The changes you make need to be permanent. You need to continue them even when your triglycerides are back to a healthy level if you want them to stay there.

If your triglyceride levels remain high even after you have made lifestyle and dietary changes, you may need to take medications to reduce your risk of heart disease or pancreatitis.

Drink less alcohol

Avoid sugars

Eat less fat and choose healthy fats

FDP salmon sandwich

Eat plenty of foods high in fibre

Every day have at least:

Be active every day

Lose weight

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed December 2021.


Images courtesy of Salmon sandwich by tiramisustudio, fruit in glass by Praisaeng

See also:

How to lose weight

Ideas for keeping active

Reading food labels

Safe drinking

Page reference: 114571

Review key: HIHTR-114560