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Triglycerides are fatty acids that are one of the main energy materials for the body. Their excess significantly increases the risk of a heart attack. Find out what the standards for triglycerides in a biochemical test are and what are the risks of increased levels of triglycerides in the blood.

Triglyceridesstore fatty acids and are a source of energy in the human body. Triglycerides are stored in fat cells. Their excess threatens with cardiovascular diseases, although their influence on the formation of these diseases is still not fully understood.

Triglycerides: norms

  • the standard for triglycerides is less than 150mg / dl (1.69mmol / l)
  • 150-199 mg / dL (1.69- 2.25 mmol / L) is the borderline result
  • 200-499 mg / dl (2.26 - 5.63 mmol / l) is high
  • over 500 mg / dL (5.64 mmol / L) is a very high result

Triglycerides Above Normal: Causes

Increased triglyceride levels occur in obese people, alcohol abusers, people with diabetes, hypothyroidism, kidney diseases - including nephrotic syndrome and pancreatitis. The increase in triglycerides may be the result of taking birth control drugs, gout and pregnancy.

Triglycerides Below Normal

The decrease in the value of triglycerides occurs in people staying for a long time in hospitals and in mentally ill patients.

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