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What does it mean if triglycerides are 203?

By Anonymous January 17, 2009 - 12:25pm
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If triglyceridesare over 150 mg/dL they are "bad." If your trigs are over 200 mg/dL you should see a doctor. First thoughts are lose weight, exercise and fish oil supplements. Better yet take free risk assessment at www.advancedcholesterolmanagement.com and down load treatment strategy. Be positive.

November 4, 2009 - 9:38am
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Hi Anon

Thanks for your question!

Triglycerides are the chemicals that make up how fat forms in our body.
High levels (which usually means high cholesterol) are often associated with heart trouble or diabetes.

There are guidelines established as a guide to what levels are healthy and what aren't -

The National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines for triglycerides are:

Normal Less than 150 mg/dL
Borderline-high 150 to 199 mg/dL
High 200 to 499 mg/dL
Very high 500 mg/dL or higher

These are based on fasting plasma triglyceride levels.


There are ways to lower your cholesterol:

Maintaining a healthy weight
Regular exercise
A diet high in fruits, vegetables and lean proteins
A diet low in high fat dairy and red meat
Only cook with olive oil
Limit alcohol
Eat fish high in Omega 3s like tuna and salmon.

So based on your question, a triglyceride level of 203 would be considered high.

Did you, or someone you know get this result?

January 17, 2009 - 12:40pm
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January 17, 2009 - 12:26pm
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