Triglycerides

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What are triglycerides?

Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood that’s formed when you consume excess calories.

Any excess calories you consume get converted into triglycerides to be stored in the body fat tissues. There are hormones like glucagon and insulin that help to use up these fats for energy by breaking down fat stores and releasing them back to the bloodstream.

Although triglycerides don’t pose any harmful effects on the body, a high amount of triglycerides may lead to the hardening of arteries. This can later lead to stroke, heart attack, or heart disease.

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