Triglycerides are the most abundant fat molecules in the body. They occur naturally in foods and are also produced by the liver from carbohydrates that are not immediately used for energy, thus serving as a form of energy storage. When found in high levels in the blood, triglycerides can increase one’s risk for acute pancreatitis, diabetes and heart disease. Elevated triglyceride levels are common among alcoholics, diabetics, and obese individuals. Treatment for hypertriglyceridemia (high serum triglyceride levels) usually includes dietary modifications and exercise. A recent study at Kyoto Prefectural University, Kyoto, Japan demonstrated that even light exercise in the form […]Continue reading Light Exercise after Meals Reduces Triglyceride Levels
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