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May 17, 2023

Triglyceride and Glucose Together Forever

The triglyceride-glucose index (TyG Index) is a measurement that helps identify insulin resistance and predict the risk of related complications, such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Research suggests that the TyG Index is a better predictor of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes incidence than other commonly used markers. Detecting insulin resistance early is crucial, as it can lead to a wide range of metabolic complications. The TyG Index is a valuable, convenient, and cost-effective tool for assessing these risks.

An elevated TyG Index is associated with increased cardiometabolic outcomes, diabetes, hypertension, and other health issues. Nutrition and lifestyle changes can improve triglyceride and glucose levels, which in turn affect the TyG Index. Studies have found a connection between higher TyG Index values and increased risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. The TyG Index has also been linked to an increased risk and severity of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), indicating its potential usefulness in screening for liver dysfunction.

Want to Learn More?  

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Triglyceride-Glucose Index, health consequences, the ODX ranges, etc.

Calculating The TyG Index - Let ODX Do the Work!

Good news! The Optimal DX software is automatically calculating the TyG Index if both Triglycerides and Fasting Glucose are added into the system. No need to do any conversions as the software will do this for you and will now show the result in the Blood Test Results Report:

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Use the ODX Conversion Calculators:

We have a TyG Index calculator built into our calculator's page. CLICK HERE to use the ODX TyG Calculator to calculate this index.

Give the TyG Index a test drive today with an ODX Membership!

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Tag(s): Biomarkers

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