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
- Enter Your Triglycerides Value
- Convert in (mg/dL) or (mmml/L)
- 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, 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 (Système 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)
- Tissues such as skeletal and cardiac muscle can use NEFA directly for respiration.
- Many tissues lack the enzymes required to break down NEFA to 2-carbon acetyl CoA which is necessary to enter the Krebs cycle.
- 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:
199 mg/dl and above
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