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Triglyceride:HDL Ratio

What is the Triglyceride:HDL Ratio?

The Triglyceride:HDL (TG:HDL) ratio is an important metric of both cardiovascular and metabolic health, and has even been shown to have neurologic implications. It is calculated by dividing your triglyceride level by your HDL level.

Why is it included in the Metabolic Axis?

In recent studies, a high TG:HDL ratio has been shown to predict metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and all-cause mortality. In that regard, the ratio provides a good assessment of metabolic health, specifically insulin resistance.

How can I better understand my results?

Your TG:HDL ratio is calculated on a fasting lipid profile. In order to better interpret your results, here are some values to refer to:

    • Desirable: 1:1 or lower
    • A ratio that’s over 3.5 indicates an elevated risk of cardiovascular events and insulin resistance.

    For more information on how to improve your TG:HDL ratio, please refer to the triglyceride and/or HDL biomarker pages.

    Where can I learn more?

    Learn more about TG:HDL as a predictor of Diabetes

    The Blood Code - Know Your TG:HDL Ratio

     

    DISCLAIMER: IF YOU ARE CONCERNED WITH ANY OF YOUR RESULTS, PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN.