Hello, I Am 56, Female And Have Triglycerides 157,hdl 92 & Ldl 127. Is This Bad?

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Hello, I Am 56, Female And Have Triglycerides 157,hdl 92 & Ldl 127. Is This Bad?

I just had a physical and these were my numbers. Doctor said its ok due to High HDL? Looks like triglycerides are too high? I do not eat a lot of sugar stuff, but I do enjoy red wine. Could this be the sugar culprit?

Answer

Hi M,

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

Here is a post on triglycerides you may want to review:

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