Normal Triglyceride Levels in Women

Triglycerides are types of fat found in the blood. The body converts and stores additional calories into triglycerides to assist in energy conversion between meals. Triglycerides are different from the two other kinds of cholesterol, HDL and LDL.

  1. Heart Disease

    Obesity

    • Exercise and monitoring your caloric intake will reduce high triglyceride levels to normal. Eating more calories than you burn is a strongly associated with high triglyceride levels.

    Genetics

    • Family genes are strongly linked to high triglyceride levels in women. Cholesterol testing after age 20 is recommended for women with a family history of heart disease.

    Indications

    • Regular testing of your cholesterol will help maintain normal levels. There are no symptoms for high triglyceride levels.

    Optimum Health

    • Smoking generally increases the risk of heart disease despite normal cholesterol or triglyceride levels.

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