An Important Risk Factor of Heart Disease.
Are You At Risk?
Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.

One of the most important heart markers is the Ratio between Triglycerides (T) and HDL.

The optimal number to shoot for is less than two.

start quote25% of the population with the highest triglyceride to HDL ratio has 16 times more heart related events than the 25% whose ratios were the lowestend quote
--Circulation (October 21, 1997

Here is an example:

Let say your triglycerides are 110 and your HDL is 55, your T/HDL ratio would be 2. That is ideal.

Now let's say your triglycerides are 210 and your HDL is 45, your T/HDL ratio would then be 4.6. That is not good.

Go ahead and check and see what your ratio is.

This is much better cardiovascular measurement for the risk of heart attack and strokes than cholesterol.

Before starting any self treatment Dr. Grisanti recommends that you consider consulting with a doctor trained in functional medicine. Visit to find doctors thoroughly trained in functional medicine

Functional medicine embraces the totality of the regulatory functions of the body. It encompasses all of the biophysical, biochemical, enzymatic, endocrine, immunological, and bioenergetic regulatory capacities.

Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.

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