It is well known that a Paleo diet improves your triglyceride levels. However, can triglycerides get too low? How low is too low, and what does it mean when it is too low?
asked byGary_W (2718)
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on February 20, 2010
at 08:02 PM
According to this link ( http://www.all-about-lowering-cholesterol.com/low-triglycerides.html ) triglycerides are too low if they're under 10mg/dl. 5 causes are listed: hyperthyroidism, malnutrition, certain drugs, low fat diet, and malabsorption. The listed "drugs" that may be of concern to someone on a paleo diet are fish oils and nicotinic acid (niacin). So if your triglycerides are under 10mg/dl, and you're otherwise healthy, you can try cutting back on fish oil and/or niacin, or try increasing your caloric intake.
on February 23, 2010
at 04:03 AM
I've read that TG below 35 can be need for caution, but I think that this also depends on other factors which are in your health profile as well, such as the other answer stated about fish oils in the plan, or also if it may be some type of thyroid issue? Just like all systems of the body, TG must remain in a narrow balance as well for optimal health.