What Is the Highest Recorded Cholesterol Reading?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 7:49:11 PM ET
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According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the highest triglyceride level ever reported was 3,165 milligrams per deciliter or 21 times the healthy level of 150 milligrams per deciliter in 1998. Triglycerides, a dangerous type of fat that contributes to the overall cholesterol count, is used together with LDL and HDL cholesterol to determine a person's overall risk for heart disease, according to the Mayo Clinic.