My Cholesterol Is 217(mg/dl) And Triglycerides Is 224 (Mg/dl). What Do The Numbers Mean?

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My Cholesterol Is 217(mg/dl) And Triglycerides Is 224 (Mg/dl). What Do The Numbers Mean?

In the past six months I have been in a low fat deit but my sugar consumption has been normal. I have also had plenty of nuts such as wallnut, peanut and almond.

Answer

Hi NNaveed,

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

Sugar and alcohol have a direct impact on triglyceride levels. Here's a post where you can learn more:

How to Lower Triglycerides

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps

Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN