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 measures the amount of triglycerides in your blood. Triglycerides are a type of fat in your body. ...
  3. Trends in Elevated Triglyceride in Adults: United States, 2001-2012 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Trends in Elevated Triglyceride in Adults: United States, 2001–2012
  4. ... hdl, cholesterol, good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, Lp(a), triglycerides, triglyceride, cholesterol levels, high density lipoprotein, low density lipoprotein
  5. 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
  6. 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 ...
  7. Triglycerides: Frequently Asked Questions (American Heart Association) - PDF  
    Triglycerides/Related Issues ... Triglycerides ... American Heart Association ... PDF
  8. Triglycerides: Why Do They Matter? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Triglycerides/Start Here ... Triglycerides ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  9. ... 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 ...
  10. Triglycerides (Hormone Health Network)  
    Triglycerides/Specifics ... Triglycerides
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