Blood lipid levels


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Blood lipid levels are analysed at almost every blood test.

This shows that these values are considered particularly important. Blood lipid levels indicate how much fat is circulating in the blood.

A distinction is made between triglycerides and cholesterol.

High blood lipid levels are generally considered unhealthy. In some cases, however, it is also genetically determined whether someone has high blood fat levels or not.

Regardless of the genes, blood fat levels increase if you have too many fat deposits and if you move too little.

The fat pads, especially the inner abdominal fat, release their fat as intended and release it into the blood to supply the body with energy. But if the body does not need any energy from the fat pads because it has already eaten enough and hardly moves, then too much fat remains in the blood.

Too much fat in the blood can promote the development of arteriosclerosis, which in turn can lead to high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke.

If one has too high blood fat values, one can conclude from it that an existing thick belly already negatively affects the health.

One should understand this fact as an indication that it is time to shrink your belly. With more exercise and less food, an improvement in blood fat levels can usually be achieved relatively quickly.

Triglycerides - Neutral fats

Triglycerides are the normal fats and oils contained in food (and in the body).

Fats consist of a glycerol molecule and three fatty acids attached to the glycerol. This is also how the name "triglycerides" is composed.

Depending on the nature of the fatty acids, the resulting fat is solid or liquid. There are saturated fatty acids that are considered unhealthy and unsaturated fatty acids that are considered healthy. However, the triglyceride level does not provide any information as to whether the fats in the blood are saturated or unsaturated fatty acids.

However, an increased triglyceride level can be understood as a request from the body to move more and eat less.

Normal triglyceride laboratory values

Following the normal triglyceride blood values:

  • Blood: < 200 mg/dl


Cholesterol is a very special type of fat. It is produced in the body by the liver and serves, among other things, to produce bile.

In addition, cholesterol is needed to form the cell membranes of body cells, the brain is composed to a large extent of cholesterol and numerous hormones are formed from cholesterol.

Cholesterol is therefore an important substance that is even vital.

The level of cholesterol in the blood does not depend primarily on how much cholesterol is eaten with food, but above all on how much cholesterol is produced by the body itself.

Increased cholesterol levels can be harmful to the cardiovascular system. But cholesterol levels can hardly be regulated by how much cholesterol you consume.

Increased exercise and reduction of the internal abdominal fat, on the other hand, helps against increased cholesterol levels.

Normal Cholesterol Lab Values

Below are the normal cholesterol blood levels:

  • Blood: < 200 mg/dl

HDL cholesterol

HDL cholesterol (= High Density Lipoprotein) is also a type of cholesterol, but it is considered healthy.

HDL cholesterol transports the other cholesterol from the tissue to the liver. It therefore contributes to the reduction of cholesterol levels.

Therefore, a high HDL cholesterol level is desired during the blood test.

Besides through exercise, one can increase the HDL cholesterol level through garlic in food.

Normal HDL cholesterol laboratory values

Following are the normal HDL cholesterol blood values:

Women: > 35 mg/dl
Men: > 40 mg/dl

LDL cholesterol

LDL cholesterol is considered the bad cholesterol.

This type of cholesterol transports cholesterol from the liver to the body cells, i.e. also to the blood vessels. Cholesterol can deposit there if too much of it is present. Arteriosclerosis.

The LDL cholesterol level should therefore be as low as possible.

Normal LDL cholesterol laboratory values

Following are the normal LDL cholesterol blood values:

  • Blood: < 160 mg/dl

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