An energy source. In the liver, fatty acids are incorporated into triglycerides and secreted as VLDL; in the intestines, fatty acids are incorporated into triglycerides and secreted as chylomicrons.
Fat by-products. The presence of triglycerides in the blood is a risk factor for heart disease and indicates that the body is not metabolizing fat properly. Triglycerides can be reduced through exercise if thyroid hormone levels are normal.
The form in which fat is stored in the body. during digestion, triglycerides from food are broken down and then reconstituted in the cells of the intestine walls, before passing into the bloodstream. studies suggest there is a link between raised levels of triglycerides in the blood and the risk of heart disease. But other forms may be involved, too, physical exercise has been shown to reduce the presence of triglycerides in the blood, while consuming a lot alcohol can increase it.
Fats - found in the bloodstream and stored in adipose (fat) tissue.
Triglyceride testing measures the amount of triglycerides in your blood. Triglycerides are the body's storage form for fat. Most triglycerides are found in adipose (fat) tissue. Some triglycerides circulate in the blood to provide fuel for muscles to work. Extra triglycerides are found in the blood after eating a meal when fat is being sent from the gut to adipose tissue for storage. The test for triglycerides should be done when you are fasting and no extra triglycerides from a recent meal are present.
compound made up of a fatty acid and glycerol. Triglycerides make up most animal and vegetable fats and are the basic water-insoluble substances (lipids) that appear in the blood where they circulate. Elevations of triglyceride levels (particularly in association with elevated cholesterol) have been correlated with the development of atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of some heart diseases and stroke. In relation to HIV disease, there are some patients receiving combination therapies who develop significant elevation in their triglyceride levels.
The main type of fat found in the body. High blood levels, thought to be a risk factor for heart disease, often go hand in hand with excess alcohol consumption, being overweight and physical inactivity.
The scientific name for fat, both found in the body and in foods. Most body fat is stored in the form of triglycerides. Triglycerides, which are fats that are found in the blood stream, are also a major factor in cholesterol levels. High levels of triglycerides also suggest high levels of insulin. A tryglceride to insulin ratio of 2.0 or less is considered healthy.
A component of fat, consisting of fatty acids linked to glycerol.
Combinations of glycerol with three different fatty acids.They make up a large portion of fatty substances such as lipids. Triglycerides are insoluble in water and are transported with proteins. They are produced in the liver from carbohydrates.
Neutral fat molecule made up of three fatty acids joined to one glycerol molecule through a special chemical linkage called an ester. A type of lipid consisting chemically of one molecule of glycerol combined with three fatty acids
Triglycerides are a fat - like cholesterol - which is transported in the blood stream. This fat is the culprit behind most of the fat in the body. Like LDL-cholesterol, it can form a thick goo and block arteries if there is too much of it in the blood. As you lower your bad cholesterol, you will also want to keep your triglycerides low. Often, high triglycerides are caused by too much alcohol use, overeating (or being overweight) and not enough physical exercise.
(pdf file) Fat is stored in the body in the form of triglycerides. Some triglycerides circulate in the blood and serve to provide fuel for the muscles to work. Blood tests for triglycerides are used to identify the risk of developing heart disease. Triglyceride levels in the blood may be high if you did not fast at least 12 hours prior to testing.
Triglycerides are another type of lipid (fat) circulating in the blood and account for almost 95% of the fat in the body. They are carried throughout body by a special lipoprotein called a chylomicron. High levels of triglycerides, along with low density lipoproteins, indicate a high risk of acquiring heart disease. Like LDL, triglycerides can also deposit themselves along the walls of arteries and vein, forming a thick plaque that is referred to as atherosclerosis.
are the chemical form in which most fat exists in food as well as in the body. They're also present in blood plasma and, in association with cholesterol, form the plasma lipids.
Triglycerides are the chemical name for the fats found in our food and stored in our body. They are used as an energy source. The blood triglyceride concentration is measured as part of a fasting lipid test. If you have a high level of triglycerides and a low level of high-density cholesterol (good cholesterol) you have a greater risk of developing heart disease. Very high levels raise the risk of pancreatitis.
Common fat. Made up of three molecules of fatty acid and one molecule of glycerol. Part of all blood lipids, especially, the low density types, which are particularly harmful to the body.
The major form of fat. A triglyceride consists of three molecules of fatty acid combined with a molecule of the alcohol glycerol. Triglycerides serve as the backbone of many types of lipids (fats). Triglycerides come from the food we eat as well as from being produced by the body.
The form of fat found in various lipoproteins in the bloodstream. High levels of triglycerides are usually indicative of high levels of insulin. The ratio of TG/HDL is a powerful indicator of insulin levels and is strongly predictive of future cardiovascular events.
The most common chemical form of fats in food and in the body. People with high triglycerides often have high total cholesterol, high LDL ("bad") cholesterol, and low HDL ("good") cholesterol. Many people with heart disease also have high triglyceride levels.
Another form of fat in the blood. Most body fat comes in the form of triglycerides. Calories ingested in a meal and not used immediately by tissues are converted to triglycerides and transported to fat cells to be stored. Hormones such as insulin regulate the release of triglycerides from fat tissue so they meet the body's needs for energy between meals. Being overweight, drinking a lot of alcohol, or having diabetes or other disorders can cause you to have high triglyceride levels. It's not clear yet whether triglycerides are a risk factor for heart disease.
the excess calories that are eaten in a meal and not used immediately by tissues are converted to triglycerides and transported to fat cells to be stored. Stored triglycerides in the human body look like the yellow fat you see in chicken parts. Uterus - female birth chamber.
Triglycerides store and carry fat ty acids in the body. This lipid substance is formed by a glycerol molecule esterified by three fat ty acids. Back
Most fat in foods, and in your body, takes the form of triglycerides. When you consume more calories than you need, the extras are converted to triglycerides and stored in fat cells. Later, when your body requires energy, certain hormones trigger the release of triglycerides to meet the demand. Some research has shown that people with above-normal triglyceride levels are at increased risk for heart disease. They're also likely to have high total cholesterol, high LDL, and low HDL--all risk factors for heart disease.
are composed of fatty acids and glycerol(aids in carbohydrate and lipid metabolism) - they circulate in the blood but are stored in body fat. A healthy triglyceride reading is below 250 mg/dl.
One of the three main classes of lipids (others are phospholipids and sterols). Triglycerides include all fats and oils. They are the chief form of fat in the diet and the major storage form of fat in the body.
The chemical form in which most fats exist in foods.
Another kind of fat in your blood.
Nearly all the commercially important fats and oils of animal and plant origin consist almost exclusively of the simple lipid class, triacylglycerols (often termed "triglycerides")
fat in the blood. A high triglyceride blood test can indicate liver or pancreas problems. A low result can indicate malnutrition.
A form of fat in food and the body consisting of glycerol plus three fatty acids. A high level of blood triglycerides is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke and is usually raised by being overweight and by excess alcohol.
The scientific name for the common form of fat, found in both the body and in foods. Most body fat is stored in the form of triglycerides.
a type of fat found in your blood and foods you eat. They are the most common type of fat in your body and are a major source of energy. Triglycerides commonly circulate in the blood in the form of lipoproteins (also referred to as neutral fat)
A form of fat that comes from food and is also made in the body.
substances that have three fatty acids; they account for over 90% of the lipids in food and in the body
Lipids carried through the bloodstream to tissues. Most of the body's fat tissue is in the form of triglycerides, stored for use as energy. Triglycerides are obtained primarily from fat in foods. (Read about " Cholesterol")
Triglycerides store energy, which is housed in fatty tissue and is gradually released between meals to meet the body's needs. High levels of triglycerides in the blood may be associated with coronary artery disease.
fatty substances (lipids) in the blood and adipose (fatty) tissues, high levels may lead to heart disease
a form of fat that the body makes from sugar, alcohol, and excess calories Back
Substances in the blood that are a component of the "bad" type of cholesterol. J K W X Y Z
One of the components of a lipoprotein (in addition to cholesterol and other components). Triglycerides are the main constituents of stored fat.
a type of fat in the blood that increases after you eat food.
A kind of fat which exists in the blood.
fatty acids that are the basis for lipids and membrane components
Triglyceride is a fat measured to assess the risk for atherosclerosis (fat accumulation in the walls of arteries).
one of the many fats formed by the union of glycerol and fatty acids.
fatty compounds composed of one glycerol and three fatty acids.
A triglyceride consists of three molecules of fatty acid combined with a molecule of the alcohol glycerol. Triglycerides serve as the backbone of many types of lipids (fats). Triglycerides are the major form of fat in our diets and are also produced by the body.
Either ingested or produced in the liver, a large portion of the fatty substance found in the blood; like cholesterol, excessive levels contribute to atherosclerosis.
A particular molecular structure found in animal and vegetable oils. It is made up on three fatty acid molecule chains connected to one glycerin molecule. (see How Is Soap Made? and The Chemistry of Soap)~ U V
A dietary fat transported in blood as fatty acid esters of the alcohol glycerol.
Natural fat in tissues.
Another type of blood fat that can also block blood vessels and lead to coronary heart disease.
a combination of glycerol with three to five different fatty acids.
A fat normally present in the blood which is made from food. Excess weight, or consuming too much fat, alcohol, and sugar may increase the blood triglycerides to an unacceptably high level.
Triglycerides are a kind of fat that is carried through your bloodstream in packages called lipoproteins. They also make up the majority of the fat that's stored in your fat tissue. Lipoproteins that are rich in triglycerides are also rich in cholesterol, which has been shown to contribute to heart disease. So high triglycerides may be a sign of a cholesterol problem. Return to previous page.
The basic "building blocks" from which fats are formed.
a combination of glycerol with three or five fatty acids.