What Does Triglycerides Mean?

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Triglycerides: Why you can pinch more than an inch

Triglycerides are the most common form of fat found in our bodies.  The word triglyceride describes this fat's chemical structure.  Its chemical backbone is made up of glyceride (a carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen molecule) with three (tri) attached fatty acid chains.  It is also the most common form of fat in vegetable oil and animal fat.


Triglycerides are very important as they serve as one of our main energy reserves.  They have more than twice the energy as an equivalent amount of...

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