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Triglycerides (cont.)

Normal Triglyceride Values

According to the U.S. National Cholesterol Education Program, the guidelines for interpreting triglyceride levels are as follows:

  • Normal: <150 mg/dl
  • Borderline to high: 150-199 mg/dl
  • High: 200-499 mg/dl
  • Very high: ≥500 mg/dl

Causes of Abnormal Triglyceride Levels

An elevated level of triglycerides in the blood is medically known as hypertriglyceridemia. Diseases that can lead to elevation of triglyceride levels include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/6/2016

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