Triglycerides

Yes, cholesterol is important, but there's another fat—triglycerides—you need to keep tabs on - Arthur Agatston

Triglycerides

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As you've reviewed your blood test results, you may have noticed a number creeping up the past few years even if your cholesterol has been going down: your triglyceride level. Chances are, though, you haven't paid much attention to it because your doctor doesn't seem concerned (one-third of physicians fail to explain it), and you don't really know what constitutes an unhealthy level (true for 87% of patients). Result: You may be harboring a hidden risk factor for heart disease.

Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in your body. Any calories that aren't immediately burned after eating—whether from fats, proteins, or carbohydrates—are converted into this fat and stored as an…

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