Published online Jun 3.
Where Do They Come From? The term triglycerides, or triacylglycerols is simply a fancy name for fat, or what scientists call lipids; however, triglycerides get their name from their chemical structure.
As a part of lipid management, it has become a major medical problem. This website is intended to help you manage your own care, ask the right questions, insist on adequate management and information, and seek an optimal outcome for yourself as an informed patient.
Perhaps it will even help the health professionals who are giving care to better understand and, hopefully, incorporate into their practice the nutritional approach to high blood triglycerides.
When it comes to health care, you need to stay alert, ask questions, and ultimately rely on yourself for important health care decisions.
By applying these guidelines, you will be able to take control of your health care, just as we all should do. It is written for those who want to stand out in self-health care. If you are such a person, we strongly advise that you give serious thought to all of the suggestions about how to improve your blood lipid profile, triglycerides in particular.
If you are tempted to think the suggestions are too complicated or simplistic, or even biased, we assure you they are not. Elevated blood triglycerides, or hypertriglyceridemia is a common lipid disorder in North America. Although 25 percent of the population of Western nations have elevated serum triglycerides levels, there is still lots of confusion about what triglycerides are and how they relate to cardiovascular disease, especially atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.
Triglycerides circulate constantly in all the subtypes of lipoprotein carrier in the blood, ferrying fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K to locations where they're needed, aiding in the synthesis of certain hormones and protecting cell membranes.
Although we confront triglycerides all the time because they comprise almost all of the lipids fats in our diets, to many of us the word "lipid" is synonymous with problems, such as fatty foods, such as butter, cheese, meat, milk, etc.
Actually, these examples are more a consequence of unhealthy eating habits, or what one might call dietary lipid abuse, rather than implying that lipids are inherently damaging or dangerous.
On the contrary, lipids, such as triglycerides, are crucial to cell function such as cellular membrane function and played key roles in the survival of our ancestors through times when food was scarce.
Approximately 50 percent of the fat from a meal is burned for energy and the remainder is sent to adipose tissue body fatwhere it is stored until it's needed as energy fuel when a person is fasting.
A lean adult has 15 kg of triglycerides which represents approximately enough energy to survive for 3 months one pound of human body fat contains 3, calories.
More than 90 percent of the fat in the food we eat and in the fat folds on our bodies is made up of triglycerides. The fat tissues in which triglycerides are stored serve as fluid cushions around organs, such as the kidneys and the abdomen, and provide thermal insulation.
In foods, fats provide flavor and palatability. The other two main classes of fats - less than 10 percent of the fat - are phospholipids, such as lecithin, and sterols, such as cholesterol. A Close Relative of Cholesterol Although related, triglycerides and cholesterol are different types of fats.Merck and the Merck Manuals.
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