Triglycerides Respond Well to Diet and Exercise

The American Heart Association has released an expert report recommending diet and physical activity rather than drugs to lower blood levels of triglycerides. Based on an analysis of 500 studies from the past 30 years, this report recommends that anyone with a triglyceride level above 150 mg/dL should boost their physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week or more in addition to limiting added sugars, processed foods and saturated fats.

PositiveTip: Simple things such as walking more and eating a healthy diet can make a significant difference in lowering heart disease risk.