Postprandial lipemia“huh? Hang with me while I try and explain it. It’s the triglycerides (blood fat) response to a meal. So, depending on how much fat or sugar is consumed in a meal, a person’s triglycerides will rise for 2-6 hours after a meal. These can rise anywhere from 120 to 300+ mg/dl and even higher for those who have diseases such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, or type 2 diabetes.
I went for another test on my cholesterol last week and all my numbers are looking better. My LDL is up a little so I still have to work on that. High cholesterol does run in my family so it is something I have to be aware of every day. I'm doing everything possible to lower LDL but it is resisting. I have been more active with yard work and am looking to add riding my bike outside to the mix of activities. I think if I lose maybe 5 more pounds, that will help the LDL. Being tall, I don't want to lose too much weight because then I would look sick
Wait! Why do you need cholesterol? That’s the reaction of most people. Modern science and medicine have made cholesterol look like a devil. So this is an attempt to play the devil’s advocate. Did you know that the liver produces 75% of the body’s cholesterol and that it is found in ALL cells of the human body? Now irrespective of your brain sizing up cholesterol as good or bad, take a peek into what it does for your body. Here is the top six reasons why you need cholesterol: