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What is normal triglircides?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: < 150 mg/dL

Normally, your triglyceride level should be < 150 mg/dl.

In brief: < 150 mg/dL

Normally, your triglyceride level should be < 150 mg/dl.
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 150 mg/dL or lower

Triglycerides (tg) are the energy packets (delivering fatty acids) and storage lipids.
Nih defines high triglycerides as 500+ mg/dl, but clinically we pay attention if tg are over 200 mg/dl. Optimally less than 150 mg/dl. Control of weight, restriction of alcohol & carbs, exercise, and treatment of diabetes & low thyroid important. Use of Niacin and fibrates & possibly omega fish oils helpful.

In brief: 150 mg/dL or lower

Triglycerides (tg) are the energy packets (delivering fatty acids) and storage lipids.
Nih defines high triglycerides as 500+ mg/dl, but clinically we pay attention if tg are over 200 mg/dl. Optimally less than 150 mg/dl. Control of weight, restriction of alcohol & carbs, exercise, and treatment of diabetes & low thyroid important. Use of Niacin and fibrates & possibly omega fish oils helpful.
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Normal is not normal

Officially, normal triglyceride (tg) levels for men and women are less than 150 mg/dl.
However, based on good observational data from the framingham study, it looks like risk for heart disease in women seems to increase with tg levels in the 80-90mg/dl range, and for men somewhere between 120-150. Hence "normal" probably means average. There are no treatment targets for tg's. See your doctor.

In brief: Normal is not normal

Officially, normal triglyceride (tg) levels for men and women are less than 150 mg/dl.
However, based on good observational data from the framingham study, it looks like risk for heart disease in women seems to increase with tg levels in the 80-90mg/dl range, and for men somewhere between 120-150. Hence "normal" probably means average. There are no treatment targets for tg's. See your doctor.
Dr. James Underberg
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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: Less than 100

While triglycerides 150 or higher certainly elevated, a triglyceride level less than 100 would be considered ideal.

In brief: Less than 100

While triglycerides 150 or higher certainly elevated, a triglyceride level less than 100 would be considered ideal.
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