A healthy result should fall into the range 2 - 36 mg/dL.

VLDL stands for very low-density lipoprotein. VLDL carries triglycerides in the blood and, to a lesser extent, cholesterol. High levels of VLDL are associated with a type of blood vessel disease called atherosclerosis. Like LDL (low density lipoprotein), VLDL levels should be kept relatively low to help prevent blood vessel disease and to help prevent heart attack and stroke. Pieces of VLDL that contain triglycerides can move into the wall of blood vessels and can do damage and cause disease. VLDL also promotes inflammation of the blood vessel wall. Since VLDL is mostly made up of triglycerides, the easiest way to lower VLDL is to lower triglycerides. People can lower their VLDL level by getting aerobic exercise and reducing the amount of sugary foods they eat, and taking certain types of cholesterol-lowering medications.  

Normal Ranges for VLDL:

  • Men: Less than 30 mg/dL
  • Women: Less than 30 mg/dL
  • Children to up 18 years of age: Less than 30 mg/dL
  • Critical Range: N/A

 

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2747394/

http://www.uptodate.com/contents/lipoprotein-classification-metabolism-and-role-in-atherosclerosis

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/expert-answers/vldl-cholesterol/faq-20058275

https://www.uptodate.com/contents/hypertriglyceridemia?search=hypertriglyceridemia&source=search_result&selectedTitle=1~150&usage_type=default&display_rank=1

www.merckmanuals.com/professional/endocrine-and-metabolic-disorders/lipid-disorders/hypolipidemia

http://press.endocrine.org/doi/abs/10.1210/jcem.85.12.7027 

www.merckmanuals.com/professional/endocrine-and-metabolic-disorders/lipid-disorders/dyslipidemia

https://www.uptodate.com/contents/hypertriglyceridemia?source=see_link#H3

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25102822

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