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Protect Your Pancreas By Saving Your Heart

There is another new reason why you should be ordering your chicken grilled instead of fried- new research has been released linking high triglycerides levels with pancreatitis. Triglycerides, the bad fats that clog up your heart and make butter taste so delicious, are supposed to be kept at levels below 150. Lately though, this levels has been on the rise for many. This is alarming given the rise in obesity in the United States, especially among children. The study released by Danish researchers, showed that levels above the 170 mark increased the risk of pancreatitis by 130 percent, and levels over 400 mean that well your poor pancreas doesn’t stand a chance.
In case your wondering, pancreatitis is the swelling of the pancreas and it cause abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. It is treatable but usually requires a hospital stay. Just a little something to think about next time you get the large double meat combo. While there are medications available to help control these levels, the science is limited. At the end of the day, the best and quickest way to reduce and control these numbers is by practicing a healthy balanced diet and getting plenty of regular cardiovascular exercise.
According to the article released by the New York Times,®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=7&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0&referer=, the doctor in charge of the study at the University of Copenhagen believes that patients with triglycerides levels in these ranges should be aware of probability of getting the disease but not overly concerned. His explanation is simple, with that much fat in your blood your heart is more statistically likely to go before your pancreas.
Basically the both choices are awful: either die of a heart attack or live to suffer though pancreatitis. It really makes you rethink asking for extra cheese and more about when was the last time you visited the gym. It goes to further prove what we already knew, its time to start taking care of ourselves and our bodies.