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# Triglycerides Calculator - Triglycerides Units Conversion

## Triglycerides Calculator

Triglycerides (mg/dL)
Triglycerides (mmol/L)

Result

UnitTriglyceridesTriglycerides
HDL Ratio
Borderline High<1502.0
High150 - 1994.0
>199Very High>6.0

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## Triglycerides Units Converter Calculator

• Triglycerides Units Converter Calculator converts mg/dL to mmol/L for triglycerides.
• Triglycerides are a type of fat in your blood that your body uses for energy.
• The combination of high levels of triglycerides with low HDL and/or high LDL cholesterol levels can increase your risk for health problems, such as heart attacks.

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## Steps To Convert Triglycerides Units

2. Convert in (mg/dL) or (mmol/L)
3. Check Your Triglycerides Units Conversion

## Triglycerides Units Conversion Formulas

Triglycerides (S)= 60 - 150 mg/dL (0.68 - 1.69 mmol/L) CF: 0.0113

• To convert mmol/L of triglycerides to mg/dL, multiply by 88.6
• To convert mg/dL of triglycerides to mmol/L, divide by 0.01129

## Triglycerides

• Triglycerides, or triacylglycerols, are the main storage form of fats within the body along with total serum cholesterol.
• They are predominantly found as solids in peripheral adipocytes and circulate in all the subtypes of lipoprotein carriers.
• They consist of a glycerol molecule conjugated into 3 fatty acid molecules.
• Triglycerides are primarily an energy source: They liberate the largest amount of energy per unit mass of any of the fuel sources.
• A lean adult has 15kg of triglyceride (which yields about 38 kilojoules for each gram respired - it thus represents an energy store of 570,000 kilojoules - this is approximately enough energy to survive for 3 months).
• The adipose tissue in which triglyceride is stored performs various roles:
• Triglyceride is a liquid at body temperature - the layers of fat around organs such as the kidney (perinephric fascia) and in the omentum provide protection by acting as fluid cushions and thermal insulation
• Triglycerides are digested in the gut into fatty acids and monoglycerides.
• These are in turn absorbed into the enterocytes and chylomicrons are synthesized for transport to the tissues.
• The liver is also able to synthesize triglycerides using fatty acids (either from the circulation or synthesized from glucose).
• The liver assembles triglycerides within the very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL) which are released into the circulation.

## Triglycerides Units Conversion

• The SI is an international standard recognized around the world – except by the United States of America, Liberia, and Myanmar (Burma) which will probably adopt it in due time.
• In some cases translation between the two systems is easy, but the difference between the two is most pronounced in the measurement of chemical concentration.

### The American System: mg/dL

• The American system of measure conversion formulas generally uses mass per unit volume (milligrams per deciliter of blood). By considering the weight of a substance in the blood, it is less accurate.
• The term "mg/dL" then is the abbreviation for milligrams (mg) per deciliter (dL) and describes how much lipid is present in a specific amount of blood.
• Greek and Latin words form the prefixes for the units on most lab tests. A milligram is a thousandth (1/1000) of a gram (a gram is about the weight of a paper clip).
• A deciliter is one-tenth (1/10) of a liter (a liter being just over a quart) or about 1/4 of a pint.

### The SI System: mmol/L

• The SI system (System International) - in Canada, Australia, Europe, and other countries - uses moles per unit volume (millimoles per liter of blood).
• Considering the number of molecules of a substance in the blood, it is more accurate then.
• The term "mmol/L" is the abbreviation for millimoles (mmol) per liter/liter (L) and describes how much lipid is present in a specific amount of blood.
• A millimole is 1/1,000 of a mole. A mole is an amount of a substance (in this case, triglyceride or cholesterol) that contains a certain number of molecules or atoms.
• Since mass per mole varies with the molecular weight of the substance being analyzed, conversion between the American and SI units requires many different conversion factors.

## Triglycerides mg/dL & mmol/L Conversion

• From mg/dL to mmol/L: Multiply by (x) 0.01129
• From mmol/L to mg/dL: Multiply by (x) 88.6

### Triglyceride Conversion Ratio

• The ratio of Triglyceride to HDL is an easy way to get an idea of whether your cholesterol levels are healthy.
• If you can achieve a healthy ratio of Triglyceride to HDL, and maintain this long-term, this can help to reduce your risk of heart problems in the future.
• For triglycerides: 1 mmol/liter = 88.5740 mg/dL
• To get from SI units (mmol/L) to mg/dL multiply by 88.57.
• To get from mg/dL to SI units, multiply by 0.01129.

The TG/HDL ratio risk levels are categorized into

• Too High - where the TG/HDL ratio is 4 and above
• High - where the TG/HDL ratio is between 2 and 4
• Ideal - where the TG/HDL ratio is 2 or below

Deriving fatty acids from adipose tissue stores:

• An intracellular enzyme, hormone-sensitive lipase, becomes active
• Fatty acids are then released from glycerol (which they are bound in the stored triglyceride).
• Fatty acids move out of the adipose cell and are transported (bound to albumin) to other tissues - generally referred to as non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA).
1. Tissues such as skeletal and cardiac muscle can use NEFA directly for respiration.
2. Many tissues lack the enzymes required to break down NEFA to 2-carbon acetyl CoA which is necessary to enter the Krebs cycle.
3. The liver undertakes this task and produces ketone bodies (acetone, acetoacetate,3-hydroxy-3-butyrate) - these are water soluble and transported to tissues where they can be converted to acetyl CoA.
• Hormone-sensitive lipase is inhibited by insulin (therefore becomes active when insulin levels are low); also activated by certain stress hormones.

## Triglycerides Level & Cholesterol Level Chart

The following chart helps in estimating the cholesterol levels and the risk for coronary artery diseases and stroke:

 Unit Desirable Borderline High High Very High Triglycerides mg/dL <150 mg/dL 150-199 mg/dL 199 mg/dL and above Triglycerides/HDL Ratio mg/dL 2.0 4.0 >6.0

## 7 Foods To Lower Cholesterol Levels

1. Nuts like almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, and macadamias
2. Olive Oil
3. Canola Oil
5. Olives
6. Nut butter
7. Seeds such as pumpkin and sesame

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Summary

The triglycerides calculator provides optimal triglyceride levels, which can indicate an increased risk for heart disease and stroke if the levels are too high. Check More Medical Health Related Calculator on Drlogy Calculator to get exact health solutions.

Reference

• Triglycerides: Why do they matter? [1].
• High Blood Triglycerides [2].
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## Triglycerides Calculator FAQ

### How do you convert Triglycerides Units?

Conversion for TG (triglycerides) is calculated differently:

• To get from mmol/L to mg/dL multiply by 88.57.
• To get from mg/dL to mmol/L multiply by 0.01129.

## The American System: mg/dL

• The American system generally uses mass per unit volume (milligrams per deciliter of blood). By considering the weight of a substance in the blood, it is less accurate.
• The term "mg/dL" then is the abbreviation for milligrams (mg) per deciliter (dL) and describes how much lipid is present in a specific amount of blood.

## The SI System: mmol/L

• The SI system (Système International) - in Canada, Australia, Europe, and other countries - uses moles per unit volume (millimoles per liter of blood).
• By considering the number of molecules of a substance in the blood, it is more accurate then.
• The term "mmol/L" is the abbreviation for millimoles (mmol) per liter/liter (L) and describes how much lipid is present in a specific amount of blood.

### How do you convert mmol L to mg dL for?

Triglycerides Conversion From mmol L to mg dL

• From mmol/L to mg/dL: Multiply by (x) 88.6

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