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What is triglycerides?

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Dr. Michael Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Fat

Trigylcerides are 3 fatty acids linked to a glycerol molecule.
They are used as an energy source for the body and excess triglycerides are deposited in fat (adipose) tissue. If one has an excess of trigylcerides, they can be associated with a higher risk of coronary heart disease. Best of luck!

In brief: Fat

Trigylcerides are 3 fatty acids linked to a glycerol molecule.
They are used as an energy source for the body and excess triglycerides are deposited in fat (adipose) tissue. If one has an excess of trigylcerides, they can be associated with a higher risk of coronary heart disease. Best of luck!
Dr. Michael Shapiro
Dr. Michael Shapiro
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Triglycerides

A form of fat increased by eating high trans-fats or processed carbohydrates and inversely related to HDL which is the good cholesterol.

In brief: Triglycerides

A form of fat increased by eating high trans-fats or processed carbohydrates and inversely related to HDL which is the good cholesterol.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. William Jenkins
Anesthesiology

In brief: Lipids

Which are associated with cardiovascular disease.
Statins are recommended for cholesterol, but fibrates and epa fish oil including prescription vascepa are recommended for high triglycerides. This is of course if diet and exercise aren't successful.

In brief: Lipids

Which are associated with cardiovascular disease.
Statins are recommended for cholesterol, but fibrates and epa fish oil including prescription vascepa are recommended for high triglycerides. This is of course if diet and exercise aren't successful.
Dr. William Jenkins
Dr. William Jenkins
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: Little fats

Triglycerides are fats! they serve as an important energy source, & although vital, we don't need very many at all, and most americans over eat.
When this happens, we store trig's as fat, especially on the belly. Although trig's are fats, they go up when we eat simple sugar, especially in liquid form. So cut out juice, pop, sports drinks, etc. Limit alcohol & other sweets too and exercise daily.

In brief: Little fats

Triglycerides are fats! they serve as an important energy source, & although vital, we don't need very many at all, and most americans over eat.
When this happens, we store trig's as fat, especially on the belly. Although trig's are fats, they go up when we eat simple sugar, especially in liquid form. So cut out juice, pop, sports drinks, etc. Limit alcohol & other sweets too and exercise daily.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Dr. Maureen Mays
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