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Lifestyle Changes Can Slash Blood Fat Levels, Experts Say
Date:4/18/2011

less than 50 to 100 grams per day

Figuring out the amount of added sugar in foods is tricky because it is not listed on the Nutrition Facts Panel of packaged foods. Noting that Americans obtain most of their added sugar in soda and other sweetened beverages, the American Heart Association recommends drinking no more than 36 ounces of sugar-sweetened beverages a week.

A healthy diet for people with high triglycerides should include more vegetables; lower-fructose fruits, such as cantaloupe, grapefruit, strawberries, peaches and bananas; whole-grains; and healthier unsaturated fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish.

Adults with elevated triglyceride levels should do moderate-intensity physical activity (such as brisk walking) for at least 150 minutes per week.

The statement is published April 18 in the journal Circulation.

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-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Heart Association, news release, April 18, 2011


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