What Are Normal Triglyceride Levels? Triglyceride Ranges
Getting the right amount of triglycerides is important to your sustained health. Doctors use the following triglycerides ranges found in the blood to make determinations about your overall health risks.
- Normal, healthy triglyceride levels: fewer than 150 milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL)
- Borderline triglyceride levels: 150-199 mg/dL
- High triglyceride levels: 200-499 mg/dL
- High blood sugar
- Very high triglyceride levels: more than 500 mg/dL
When triglyceride levels are high, one of the major dangers is the threat of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome refers to several related metabolic disorders that, when found together, increase your chances of developing cardiovascular disease. About 23% of adults are affected by metabolic syndrome.
To assess metabolic syndrome, doctors look at several factors. When three or more of these factors are found together, the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome can be made:
- Greater than 150 mg/dL of triglycerides in the blood
- A fasting glucose level of 100 mg/dL or greater
- Increased or High blood pressure (130/85 mmHg or higher)
- Low HDL cholesterol (“good cholesterol”), less than 40 mg/dl
- Belly fat; a waist circumference greater than 40 inches in men and 35 inches in women
Metabolic syndrome greatly increases your chances of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. It is usually attributed to a combination of
- genetic factors, and