Cholesterol:186,hdl:45,but Triglycerides:279!!, Vldl:56, 65 Yr. Old Male In Good Health. Meaning?

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Asked by Nurse Nancy

Cholesterol:186,hdl:45,but Triglycerides:279!!, Vldl:56, 65 Yr. Old Male In Good Health. Meaning?

Husband just got blood test with numbers in the above short version of the question. All his other numbers on the test were within normal ranges. What's going on? He had his gall bladder out about a year ago. Could this have impacted his cholesterol numbers? Thanks

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Hi Nurse Nancy,

Here is a post discussing triglycerides and what diet/lifestyle factors impact triglyceride levels - Triglycerides: Why They Matter and How to Lower Them

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps

Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN