Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Lipodystrophy and WastingLipodystrophy and Wasting
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


diet and fibrates
Dec 24, 2002

In what percentage, at most, one should expect to lower his triglycerides with a low-fat diet? And in what percentage with fibrates? Many thanks.

Response from Ms. Fields-Gardner

Diet intervention for high triglycerides (we are not talking cholesterol here) includes a restriction of total fat and saturated fat, simple sugars, and alcohol and an increase in fibers (particularly the soluble types). In addition, medications and infections can increase triglycerides and should be considered in the mix of things. Weight control and exercise also play a role.

Okay, that said, a recently reported study (see link below) suggested that good diet adherence could produce a 15% reduction in triglycerides at 3 months (n=48) and 49% reduction at 6 months in patients on protease inhibitor-based regimens. On non PI regimens diet adherence resulted in a 7% decrease in 3 months and 8% by 6 months.

Abstract of Diet Intervention Study

Fibrates are noted to decrease triglyceride levels at or above the 50% level. In one study of fibrate management with HAART suggested a slightly better than 40% reduction in triglycerides (see link below).

Fibrate Therapy for High Triglycerides

Hope that helps to answer your question for now!


Previous
stomach bloating and nausea
Next
Am I wasting yet?

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


 
 
Advertisement




Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement