• Tara Aschenbrenner, RN
    Health Guide
    February 10, 2012
    Tara Aschenbrenner, RN
    Health Guide
    February 10, 2012



    Here are the recommendations of the American Heart Association:


    Total cholesterol less than 200
    HDL cholesterol at least > 40, ideally > 60
    LDL cholesterol at least less than 130, ideally less than 100
    Triglycerides less than 150


    Having a triglyceride range over the recommended value of 150 increases your risk for heart disease and may be linked to other conditions such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, poorly controlled diabetes, etc... It is known to also contribute to atherosclerosis (hardening or thickening of arteries) - which increases the risk of stroke and heart attack. 


    I've attached an article discussing triglycerides even further:

    Triglycerides Why They Matter and How to Lower Them


    After being on a steady treatment plan, it is typical, depending on the physician, you would recheck your lab anywhere from 6 weeks to a few months.


    Best Regards,



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