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.
Your simple sugar intake has a direct impact on triglyceride levels. Elevated triglycerides levels are an independent risk factor for... Read more »
In our last discussion (What foods increase triglycerides?), we talked about how fats increase triglyceride levels after eating, but... Read more »