The triglyceride level is a laboratory test to measure the amount of triglycerides in your blood. Triglycerides are a type of fat.
Your body makes some triglycerides. Triglycerides also come from the food you eat. When you eat, your body uses carbohydrate calories for immediate energy. Leftover calories are turned into triglycerides and stored in fat cells for later use. If you eat more calories than your body needs, your triglyceride level may be high.
Triglycerides are the most common form of fat found in our bodies. The word triglyceride describes this fat's chemical structure. Its... Read more »
What is a desirable level for triglycerides? It depends on who you ask. Ask those adhering to the Adult Treatment Panel (ATP-III), the... Read more »
Our body's lipids such as triglycerides and cholesterol are insoluble in circulating plasma (the fluid component of our blood.) In order... Read more »