Thanks for yr reply. Actually he does avoid white bread and occasionally has brown bread, wheat rotis and now started with brown rice too. He does avoid sweets though very rarely has something. Also no soft drinks or alcohol since last 1 yr now. Actually what is intriguing is that he has lost so much weight that is a big big mystery as to why has he lost wt ..and yet the TGLs are not normal. They say even a small wt loss brings down the TGLs.
Have you experienced any wt loss while you are doing yr diet for TGLs?
A couple of thoughts, although 290 is considered high, most people classified with high or dangerous TGLs are between 500 and 1,500, which does not mean 290 is acceptable. I myself will fluctuate year to year bewtween 299 and 125, it's confusing.
So high TGLs are not really caused by fats, they are the result of empty carbs. Try to avoid foods that metabolize to sugar like breads, pastas, sweets and alcohol. These are the main dietary causes of high TGLS.