Definition of Triglyceride:

The main form of fat found in foods and the human body.  Containing three fatty acids and one unit of glycerol, triglycerides are stored in adipose cells in the body, which, when broken down, release fatty acids into the blood.  Triglycerides are fat storage molecules and are the major lipid component of the diet.

Also: Triglycerides

Topics Related to Triglyceride

Acetyl-L-Carnitine a treatment
“...It helps the body metabolize fatty acids to provide energy; promotes a healthy heart and lessens the risk of heart disease; aids in weight loss; improves muscle strength and lowers blood triglyceride levels.  Although recognized as a B-vitamin (vitamin B-t), L-Carnitine is not a member of the B-Complex family...”

Aerobic Exercise a treatment
“...Specific benefits of aerobic exercise include ... Increased hemoglobin levels; decreased blood triglycerides; improved high density blood cholesterol levels...”
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...related topic
“...Examples: making a starch out of sugars, a protein out of amino acids, or making triglycerides out of fatty acids are anabolic functions...”

Aneurysm / Rupture

...recommendation Vitamin E
“In evaluating 83 patients, it was found that serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels were higher in patients with aortic occlusive and aneurysmal disease than in control organ donors...”
...recommendation Test for Cardiac Risk Factors
“...High levels of total cholesterol and triglycerides have also been associated with increased risk.”


...the condition
“...atherosclerosis (or complications thereof) The doctor will check the blood-sugar level for diabetes and additional tests indicating cardiovascular risk including total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, CRP, Lp(a), fibrinogen, and homocysteine...”

Calcium-D-Glucarate a treatment
“...Cholesterol Lowering Preliminary results in humans show that glucarate can significantly reduce total cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides.  Cancer Prevention Animal studies suggest Calcium D-Glucarate not only reduces risk, but may prevent tumor growth in the skin, breast, liver, colon, lung, bladder, and prostate...”

Carbohydrate Intolerance

...the condition
“...High blood cholesterol: Triglycerides often become elevated due to consuming excessive carbohydrates that cannot be properly metabolized...”

Cardiac Ischemia

...the condition
“...A High Blood Triglyceride Level contributes to atherosclerosis...”

Cholesterol Level Check a treatment
“...For average risk individuals, the benefit of measuring triglycerides as an initial screening is unproven...”

Chromium a treatment
“...Chromium has been shown to lower serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels and raise healthy HDL levels...”

CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) a treatment
“...One-third of all milk triglycerides contain one molecule of butyric acid, which is a potent inhibitor of proliferation and inducer of differentiation and apoptosis in a wide range of neoplastic lines...”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...the condition
“...Laboratory testing is now going far beyond total cholesterol (HDL and LDL ratios) and triglycerides.  Anyone with an elevated risk of heart disease should do specific testing to assess their risk and make the necessary changes...”
...our question about Low-carbohydrate dieting
“...clinical trial, despite statistically significant weight loss reported in the Atkins group, every single cardiac risk factor measured worsened after a year on the Atkins Diet (measures included LDL, triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL, total-to-HDL cholesterol ratio, homocysteine, Lp(a), and fibrinogen)...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“...Researchers found that postprandial serum triglyceride concentration increased significantly at 2-5 hours after a high-fat meal in all groups...”

Cushing's Syndrome / Hypercortisolism

...the condition
“...Commonly, weight gain, high blood pressure and abnormal levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood are associated with resistance to insulin action and diabetes; this has been described as the "Metabolic Syndrome-X...”

Diabetes Type II

...recommendation Supplemental Fiber
“...Researchers studied 13 diabetes patients whose daily dietary fiber intake was 50gm and recorded reduction in total cholesterol, triglycerides, pre- and post-meal glucose levels, and measures of insulin sensitivity compared to those on a 24gm per day diet...”
...recommendation Chromium
“...contain all of its components seem to work better than chromium alone, and small amounts given daily have been shown to both increase glucose tolerance and decrease blood fats, both cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as to raise HDL...”

Excess Carbohydrate Consumption

...the condition
“...Research shows that consuming too many carbohydrates, especially in combination with too many calories, can increase the level of blood fats known as triglycerides, which is a risk factor for artery disease...”

Excess Sugar Consumption

...relationship to Atherosclerosis
“Excessive sugar consumption has been linked to elevated triglycerides and may contribute to atherosclerosis, especially in individuals with elevated insulin levels.”

Fatty Acids

...related topic
“Chemical chains of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms that are part of a fat (lipid) and are the major component of triglycerides.  Depending on the number and arrangement of these atoms, fatty acids are classified as either saturated, polyunsaturated, or monounsaturated...”

Fatty Liver

...the condition
“...One form of fat that the liver produces is called triglycerides, which are important for new cell production for making hormones such as estrogen, testosterone and the adrenal hormones...”
...related topic
“Accumulation of triglycerides in the liver.”

Fish Oils a treatment
“...It provides various health benefits, including lowering triglyceride levels, improving cardiovascular health, and treating kidney-related problems...”

Gugulipids a treatment
“...Gugulipid has been shown to effectively lower serum cholesterol and triglycerides, lower LDL and raise HDL levels...”

Gymnena Sylvestre a treatment
“...In studies, extracts of the plant have decreased fasting blood sugar levels, normalized blood lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides,) lowered insulin requirements and enhanced insulin production...”

High Levels Of Triglycerides

...the condition
Triglycerides are simply fats: all the fats you eat are triglycerides, and triglycerides are transported through the bloodstream as a source of energy for the body...”
...relationship to Pancreatitis
“If the initial level of fasting triglycerides is 500mg/dL or higher, the initial focus is on triglyceride lowering to prevent pancreatitis because it can be a life-threatening condition.”
...relationship to Manganese Requirement
“Manganese can help lower high triglyceride and cholesterol levels.”
...relationship to EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement
“Omega-3 fatty acids can have a profound effect on lowering triglyceride levels.”
...relationship to Gallbladder Disease
“Gallstone formation does not correlate with blood cholesterol levels, but persons with low HDL cholesterol (the so-called good cholesterol) levels or high triglyceride levels are at increased risk.”
...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“There are a group of studies clearly indicating that elevated triglycerides combined with low HDL (two abnormalities known to be caused by high insulin) are much more predictive of cardiovascular disease than either elevated total cholesterol or elevated LDL...”
...recommendation Digestive Enzymes
“Researchers found in 1997 that lipase can help to control LDL cholesterol and is helpful in stubborn cases of high triglycerides.”
...recommendation Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
“In a study of people with high cholesterol, niacin not only reduced LDL and triglycerides by 17% and 18% respectively, but it also increased HDL by 16%.”
...recommendation Sugar Avoidance / Reduction
“Ingesting refined sugar increases triglyceride levels.  People with elevated triglyceride levels should therefore reduce their intake of sugar, sweets and other sugar-containing foods...”
...recommendation Aerobic Exercise
“For many individuals, an exercise period of 45 minutes can produce greater reduction in plasma triglycerides than the shorter periods of exercise sometimes recommended for lowering triglyceride levels.”
...recommendation High/Increased Protein Diet
“...enough to convert the body's primary fuel from glucose to stored fat has shown a drop in total cholesterol and improvements in risk ratios of total cholesterol to HDL, with a dramatic decrease in triglycerides.”
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High Total Cholesterol

...the condition
“...VLDLs mainly carry particles called triglycerides.  The VLDLs are the group most influenced by when you last ate...”
...recommendation Nut and Seed Consumption
“...Pecans, for example, will lower total cholesterol, triglycerides, apolipoprotein B and lipoprotein(a)...”
...recommendation Artichoke Extract
“...Consistent with its choleretic effect, cynara extract from artichoke leaf has been shown to lower blood cholesterol (13%) and triglyceride levels (5%) in both human and animal studies.”

Hyponatremia (Low Blood Sodium Level)

...the condition
“...Not enough salt can lead to various complications including ... Increased cholesterol (LDL) and Triglycerides.  Low sodium diets have been shown to cause an increase of 4.6% in cholesterol 5.9% in triglycerides...”

IP6 - Inositol Hexaphosphate a treatment
“...can help prevent kidney stone formation, complications of diabetes (i.e. cataracts, renal damage), lung fibrosis, fatty liver disease, sickle cell anemia, heart disease, high cholesterol and high triglycerides.  It is calcium binding, thus preventing formation of the most common type of kidney stone (calcium oxalate)...”

LDL/HDL Ratio, High

...relationship to Gallbladder Disease
“Gallstone formation does not correlate with blood cholesterol levels, but persons with low HDL cholesterol (the so-called good cholesterol) levels or high triglyceride levels are at increased risk.”
...relationship to Manganese Requirement
“Manganese can help lower high triglyceride and cholesterol levels, with a particular effect on stabilizing LDL and decreasing its potential to form fatty plaques in the arteries.”
...recommendation Digestive Enzymes
“Researchers found in 1997 that lipase can help to control LDL cholesterol and is helpful in stubborn cases of high triglycerides.”

L-Lysine a treatment
“...Lysine is helpful in lowering triglycerides and as an anti-aging factor...”

Low Male Testosterone Level

...the condition
“...Once large study in 2008 found that men with testosterone levels below 250ng/dL were fatter and had lower HDL, higher triglycerides, higher blood pressure, and higher blood glucose – all serious markers of poor health and high risk...”

NADH a treatment
“...No significant differences were noted in blood levels of glucose, insulin, triglyceride or HDL cholesterol...”

Pantethine a treatment
“...Because of this activity, pantethine has been shown in clinical trials to reduce serum cholesterol and triglycerides.  Pantethine is also thought to inhibit cholesterol synthesis...”

Peripheral Vascular Disease

...the condition
“...Risk factors for peripheral vascular disease are similar to those for atherosclerosis and include ... High levels of triglycerides...”

Platelet Aggregation (Clotting)

...the condition
“...Specific causes include: High triglycerides, excessive red meat, stress, caffeine, sodas, chocolate, and others...”

Problems Associated With A Sedentary Lifestyle

...the condition
“...that even short periods of light activity – for example frequently standing up and walking for as little as a minute – reduced biomarkers such as large waist circumference, elevated triglyceride levels and increased insulin resistance, which are linked to heightened cardiovascular disease and may also boost risk of various cancers...”
...relationship to Syndrome X / Metabolic Syndrome
“Many components of metabolic syndrome are associated with a sedentary lifestyle, including increased adipose tissue, reduced HDL cholesterol, and a trend toward increased triglycerides, blood pressure, and glucose in the genetically susceptible...”

Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...relationship to Syndrome X / Metabolic Syndrome
“...Diabetes Federation consensus worldwide definition of Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X) is as follows: Central obesity (or a BMI index of over 30) AND any two of the following ... Raised triglycerides: > 150 mg/dL (1.7 mmol/L), or specific treatment for this lipid abnormality...”

Protein Deficiency

...the condition
“...and gas (protein deficiency can negatively affect enzyme production, muscle contractions in the GI tract, and digestion in general); Diarrhea; Reduced blood pressure; High cholesterol and triglycerides (due to the liver processing fats less efficiently); Growth problems in children; Edema (fluid retention); Irregular menstrual cycle (a low-protein, high-carb diet contributes to insulin...”

Spicy Foods a treatment
“...You may also benefit from lower triglycerides and improved digestion...”


...the condition
“...enzyme therapy with either an H2 blocker or enteric-coated preparation does not provide improvement, the next step is to decrease dietary fat to 50gm per day and to substitute medium-chain triglycerides (which do not require hydrolysis prior to absorption) for some dietary fat...”

Supplemental Fiber a treatment
“...Fiber can also prevent the absorption of some fat and cholesterol all together, lowering blood triglyceride and cholesterol levels...”

Syndrome X / Metabolic Syndrome

...the condition
“ a group of health problems that can include insulin resistance (the inability to properly deal with dietary carbohydrates and sugars), abnormal blood fats (such as elevated cholesterol and triglycerides), overweight, and high blood pressure...”

Test for Cardiac Risk Factors a treatment
“...cholesterol particles have turned out to be more powerful predictive markers for a future fatal heart attack than levels of "good" (HDL) cholesterol, "bad" (LDL) cholesterol, total cholesterol, or triglycerides.  S-Adenosylhomocysteine, which is the precursor of homocysteme, appears to be a more sensitive marker for differentiating cardiovascular patients from control subjects than...”

Thyroid Medications a treatment
“...Also, it will lower the cholesterol and triglycerides in most individuals...”

TMG (Trimethylglycine) a treatment
“...Cardiovascular: Reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels, helps eliminate hypoxia, improves coronary circulation, decreases angina pain...”


...related topic
“...A vanadium deficiency can increase blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.”

Very Low Density Lipids

...related topic
“These are blood transport fats, consisting mainly of triglycerides (made from sugar by the liver) and loosely covered in specialized proteins and phospholipids so they don't dissolve in the blood and the target tissues can recognize them...”

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) a treatment
“...It is an antioxidant nutrient that helps the body inhibit the formation of damaging free radicals; it lowers blood levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides.  Pellagra is the name for niacin deficiency, describing the "raw skin" symptomology of the disease...”
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