RE: Results confusing ?
Posted Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM
I've done a bit of research and found that triglycerides tend to increase in new vegans as cholesterol decreases. This also happened to my husband. Susan Levin may be able to clarify or correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems that triglycerides are converted in the body from excess calories. Some are stored in the body as fat and approx 20% are converted by the liver into cholesterol. My husband decreased his intake of simple sugars such as sweets, processed vegan foods, and many (but not all) fruits and increased his intake of vegetables and grains. He also increased his exercise. The result was that his triglycerides decreased to normal levels. I'm not sure if this works for everyone, but he is happy with the results.