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Lowering tryglycerides..

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So, I'm sure it won't make a huge difference, but I've been eating really crappy lately. Today I have to get all of my blood work done for tane. Ok, I don't know if this is an extremely dumb question, but if I went for like a 30 minute run, would that help to decrease my tryglyceride levels? Is the effect immediate? I would think it would do that since your body uses the fats as an energy source.

Is there any fast way to lower my levels?

Let me know what you think.

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No, nothing you do today will help your triglycerides today. In fact, an intense workout will actually make your liver enzyme values worse.

Just be careful with your diet all along and you won't have to panic for fear of liver damage or being taken off of Accutane.

Moving to Accutane posts from Accutane logs.

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it takes time to lower them. for future readings just watch what you eat and perhaps exercise. before i started tane my cholesterol was well into the 200s. since starting i've really watched my diet by eating largely whole grains, raw nuts & peanut butter, and cholesterol reducing shiitake mushrooms with meals. i also walk several miles a day (easy for me working in manhattan). my last cholesterol reading was 155. i credit this largely to the shiitake mushrooms cause a friend of mine did ate them on tane and lowered her cholesterol significantly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triglyceride -

Reducing triglyceride levels

Moderating the consumption of fats, alcohol and carbohydrates and partaking of aerobic exercise are considered essential to reducing triglyceride levels. Omega-3 fatty acids from fish, flax seed oil or other sources, (up to 3g per day in US, but up to 2g in Europe where it should be associated with Omega-6 with a ideal ω_6/ω_3 ratio near 5, unless under physician care)[3], Omega-6 fatty acids, one or more grams of niacin (mega-dose vitamin B-3) per day and some statins reduce triglyceride levels.

Unlike Japan, it is generally admitted that most populations in western countries are lacking omega-3 nutritional sources. As a result ingesting of excessively high levels of saturated or monounsaturated fatty acids in order to assimilate enough omega-6 fatty acids is common. The ideal ratio ω_6/ω_3 = 5 is almost never met and is most often too high (about 12 in France, up to 80 in the caucasian population of the US and Canada), and unused high levels of saturated or monounsaturated fatty acids accumulate in the body in the form of triglycerides that do not participate in the needed syntheses in the body.

In some cases Fibrates have been used as they can bring down TGs substantially. However they are not used as a first line measure as they can have unpleasant or dangerous side effects. In one case due to an increase in mortality, clofibrate was withdrawn from the North American market.[citation needed]

Alcohol abuse can cause elevated levels of triglycerides.

Triglycerides are formed from a single molecule of glycerol, combined with three fatty acids on each of the OH groups, and make up most of fats digested by humans. A triglyceride is shown in the diagram[2]. Ester bonds form between each fatty acid and the glycerol molecule. This is where the enzyme pancreatic lipase acts, hydrolysing the bond and ‘releasing’ the fatty acid. In triglyceride form, lipids cannot be absorbed by the duodenum. Fatty acids, monoglycerides (one glycerol, one fatty acid) and some diglycerides are absorbed by the duodenum, once the triglycerides have been broken down.

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