Could you please explain the relationship between sugar, alcohol, and triglycerides?

Can you please expand on your explanation of the relationship between sugar, alcohol, and triglycerides? Parts of your brief overview don't make sense to me. For one thing, you said that the direct absorption of alcohol causes the liver to reduce its sugars production, leaving the body to turn to fat as an alternate fuel...

How serious is triglycerides at 545?

I'm in the process of applying for life insurance. I just received the blood test results back and there are 3 elevated items. I read your information on triglycerides which was very helpful. However, mine is at 545 mg/dl. You mentioned that 150 was at the high end of normal. My cholesterol is at...

My cholesterol level was 220 and my triglyceride level was 304. I seldom drink. I don’t eat sweets.

I'm a 28-year-old male that recently had a full-blown blood panel done. To my surprise, my cholesterol level was 220 (HDL = 39, LDL = 120) and my triglyceride level was 304!!! I'm not overweight, I seldom drink and I have what I consider an average diet for a male my age (O.K. maybe...

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