Monday, May 20, 2013
Easy Ways to Boost HDL
Women should limit alcohol to one drink per day, and men should stick to up to two drinks a day. Reducing your level of triglycerides - a form of fat - helps raise HDL levels and reduce LDL. A normal level of triglycerides is 150 mg/dL or less. High levels can be attributed to obesity, smoking, excess alcohol consumption and physical inactivity. Another complication of high triglyceride levels is metabolic syndrome, which increases the risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other health conditions. See your doctor to get a blood test to determine your levels.