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This is part 11 of my review in Layman's terms of the book 'The Art and Science of Low carbohydrate Living' By Jeff S. Volek, PhD, RD & Stephen D. Phinney, MD, PhD
Triglyceride as a Target
So if the relevant target and culprit for risk of heart disease is not LDL-C what is? Now lets bring in a new suspect - postprandial lipemia - this is tested in the blood and is a prolonged increase in plasma triglycerides after a meal, this is when triglycerides stay in your blood system far to long. Why is this of concern ? This will decrease HDL-C (good cholesterol), raise the very low LDL-C (very bad cholesterol) which in turn means elevated triglycerides, leading to progression of heart disease. So reducing triglycerides in the blood is the main aim here, how can we do this?
Carbohydrate is the Major Driver of Plasma Triglycerides
You have a fasting blood test done, and in the results you have elevated triglycerides! this is an early symptom that your body is havi