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Modest weight loss lowers triglicerides! No need to be Twiggy!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Triglyceride levels correlate more closely with waist circumference (abdominal obesity) than with body mass index -- atherogenic dyslipidemia (ie, hypertriglyceridemia with low high-density lipoprotein [HDL] cholesterol) is a key feature of the metabolic syndrome, after all.[2]

This trial again demonstrates that modest weight loss can achieve major metabolic improvements. This message is important to get across to our obese patients, because so many of them set unrealistic goals (eg, aiming to normalize their weight) and feel like failures if their weight loss is modest.

http://www.medscape.org/view
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123ELAINE456 3/27/2013 10:36PM

  Thank You for the Information. God Blessings To Everyone.

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FLAMENM 3/27/2013 10:20PM

    Every percentage point helps the body get healthier.

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FAVALL 3/27/2013 6:52PM

    SP has a tool that helps calculate the waist to hip circumfrance "healthy ratio" measurements for men and woman. I agree that the waist ratio is a better guage than BMI; however, that means that when I was 366 pounds loosing 10 pounds wasn't enough to help drop my numbers. Any drop was good but I need to get it down into the healthy ranges before I can breath a sigh of relief. Healthy doesn't = twiggy.
Thanks for the information!

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LINDAF49 3/27/2013 4:31PM

    Chris, you have so much going on ...how do you manage it all? I agree with the comment that a nutrition person might help sort out but you naturopath should also be setting out the facts and solutions for you. Take a deep breath, and begin with one line at a time and compare where you are with a few previous tests if they are available and then when you see your numbers all clearly ...ask or study on your own to find the food plan for life that you need to pursue.

I'm right there with you...Have got to get the cholesterol down and the blood sugar down...oh surprise...that means get the weight down. Adding fruits and veggies via smoothies has been a major step for me and finally seeing the scales begin to go down!!

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QTEALADY20031 3/27/2013 10:28AM

    Chris, you are right, even a 10 pound loss can help you to breathe better! Good info! emoticon emoticon June

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WALLAHALLA 3/27/2013 10:24AM

    I'm happy with every 0.1 of a lb I lose!

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