A chart for triglyceride levels is available on Harvard Health Publications’ official website. Individuals with triglyceride levels above 150 mg/dL are at an increased risk of developing heart disease. Elevated triglyceride levels have also been found to worsen the negative effects of diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia, states WebMD.
Triglycerides are fatty substance in the blood used as a source of energy, explains WebMD. They are the product of the digestion and breakdown of fats and carbohydrates. The proper management of high triglyceride levels commonly involves diet modifications and exercise. Additionally, doctors sometimes prescribe drugs such as Fibricor, Lopid and Tricor to lower triglyceride levels.