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Triglycerides

What are triglycerides?

Triglycerides are a type of fat. They are the most common type of fat in your body. They come from foods, especially butter, oils, and other fats you eat. Triglycerides also come from extra calories. These are the calories that you eat, but your body does not need right away. Your body changes these extra calories into triglycerides and stores them in fat cells. When your body needs energy, it releases the triglycerides. Your VLDL cholesterol particles carry the triglycerides to your tissues.

Having a high level of triglycerides can raise your risk of heart diseases, such as coronary artery disease.

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  1. Triglycerides (National Library of Medicine)  
    What are triglycerides? Triglycerides are a type of fat. They are the most common type of fat in your body. They come from ... especially butter, oils, and other fats you eat. Triglycerides also come from extra calories. These are the ...
  2. Triglycerides Test What is a Triglycerides Test? A triglycerides test is a blood test that measures the amount of a fat in your blood called triglycerides. High ... attack or stroke. Why do I need a triglycerides test? Your health care provider may order a ...
  3. The triglyceride level is a blood test to measure the amount of triglycerides in your blood. Triglycerides are a type of fat. Your body makes ...
  4. High Blood Triglycerides From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    Triglycerides/Start Here ... Triglycerides ... National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... High blood triglycerides,risk factors ...
  5. Trends in Elevated Triglyceride in Adults: United States, 2001–2012
  6. ... provides instructions for making a protein called microsomal triglyceride transfer protein. This protein helps produce beta-lipoproteins, ... and particular types of fats called phospholipids and triglycerides.Different types of beta-lipoproteins are made in ...
  7. ... intake) to reduce the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides (other fatty substances) in the blood in certain people with very high triglycerides who are at risk of pancreatic disease (conditions ...
  8. ... provides instructions for making an enzyme called adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL). The ATGL enzyme plays a role in breaking down fats called triglycerides, which are the main source of stored energy ...
  9. Triglycerides/Start Here ... Triglycerides ... American Heart Association ... Two types of lipoproteins carry cholesterol to and from cells. One is low-density lipoprotein, ...
  10. Blood Pressure Medications: Can They Raise My Triglycerides? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Blood Pressure Medicines/Related Issues ... Blood Pressure Medicines ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
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