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[QUOTE]its 633!! However, after fasting the night before I forgot and had coffee with sugar in am right before test.[/QUOTE]

No, I don't think a spoonful of sugar would make such a drastic differnce in triglycerides.
Here's why...that's 633 mg/dL and the body contains about 60 dL of blood. So that's almost 40,000 mg. of triglycerides (blood-fat) or 40 grams, an ounce and a half.
Something else is at work here.

Both sugars and fats can be a problem for triglyceride leves, but the worst offender that I found, from personal experience, is ALCOHOL. I run normal triglycerides around 100 but regualr drinking will raise it considerably.
ONCE I hit a bar before the doctor's office and had 2 large Manhattans and scored over 900 for my triglycerides. Dumping 6 ounces of booze into an empty stomach must have triggered some WILD chemical reactions. Needless to say, my retest a couple weeks later (without booze) was fine. Left DOCTOR scratching his head though...only I knew the truth! :D

ps. I sneak a cup of coffee before my doctor's visits too...but I use Nutrasweet.

Read up on Metabolic Syndrome...a condition that results in very high triglycerides and low HDL. Tricor is aimed pretty squarely at your numbers; it lowers triglycerides and raises HDL.

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