High triglycerides have been linked to atherosclerosis and heart disease. In fact, the American Heart Association has set triglyceride guidelines and maintain they should be below 150 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). If you don’t know your triglyceride levels, ask your health care professional for a lipid profile to determine them. If
f you visited your doctor for your cholesterol and triglycerides, he or she probably recommendeds your LDL “bad” cholesterol be less than 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) and your triglycerides be below 160 mg/dL. If your cholesterol was normal, but your triglycerides were high, it doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods.