What food source is the nutrient found in?
Triglycerides are present in all foods that contain fat, whether
from animals or plants. They are also added to some foods during processing.
How does the nutrient affect the body?
High blood levels of triglycerides result from the following
in carbohydrate-sensitive people whose bodies have trouble breaking
down fats or carbohydrates
especially type 2 diabetes
in those who drink alcohol heavily
High blood levels of triglycerides have been linked to heart
disease in some people. Women appear to be at greater risk than men.
Many people with high triglyceride levels have low levels of high-density
lipoprotein, called HDL.
HDL is known as the good cholesterol because it acts like a removal
system for cholesterol. Low levels of HDL are another risk factor for heart