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McDougall: "fruit raises triglycerides in sensitive people and needs to be severely limited – at least for several weeks – in people trying to lower triglycerides."

Source:  https://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2003nl/030100putamingelevatedtrigl...

Quoted paragraph:  "One special note for those of you who are trying to lower your triglycerides; fruit raises triglycerides in sensitive people and needs to be severely limited – at least for several weeks – in people trying to lower triglycerides.7  Fruit (natural, dried, and as juice) is made of simple sugars and the primary sugar is fructose."

I have been a vegetarian for 45 years, and a vegan for 2 years.

For the past 6 months I have been "carbing the f*k up", eating lots of fruit including bananas, dates, melons, mangoes, pineapple, berries, and also daily breakfast oatmeal with blueberries, low sodium Ezekial bread/toast, pinto beans and potatoes for lunch or supper. I don't drink juice but love smoothies. My intake of cholesterol is zero. I am active, taking 10,000 or more steps/day, walking on trails or simply in the house, measured by pedometer. My body weight is in normal range, 150 for 5' 7" male, compared to 144 in 2013.

I was disappointed in my last blood test:

July 25, 2014

Triglycerides: 179 (high)

Cholesterol, total:   204 (high)

Low Dens Cholesterol: 123 (high)

Cholesterol ratio: 2.7 (normal)

Low Vit. D: 18 (I will resume supplements)

Compare with July 9, 2013

Triglycerides: 108 (normal)

Cholesterol, total: 184 (normal)

Low dens cholesterol: 116 (high)

Cholesterol ratio: 2.5 (normal)

Vit. D: not measured by lab

My initial reaction to the most recent test was disappointment. The primary change between 2013 and 2014 was the addition of probably three times as much fruit to my diet in 2014. 

I may be in the group described by Dr. McDougall that may tend to convert excess fructose to triglycerides.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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