What is it?
Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood.
Why does it matter?
When we eat, any excess calories our body does not use is converted into triglycerides and later stored in our fat cells. Hormones release triglycerides to be used as energy between meals. If we consume more food and drinks than we need, triglycerides levels increase in the blood.
What do abnormal results indicate?
Excess fat in the blood has been shown to lead to coronary heart disease.
< 150 mg/dL