For some reason, somewhere in the not so distant past, medical terms such as “cholesterol, triglycerides and fat” seem to have taken on an ominous, negative connotation. This may just be the outcome from successful health product marketing since such substances as triglycerides are very important performing two essential functions in the human body. Triglycerides act as the primary source for fat storage producing energy while additionally serving as the building blocks for cell growth.
The negative connotation coming into play is about the presence of high triglycerides in the blood stream increasing an individual’s propensity for developing certain adverse health conditions such as heart disease. This can be found in about 10 percent of the population with related situations such as obesity, eating a lot of carbs, being totally inactive while downing more than your fair share of tall cold ones – alcohol usage. The occurrence of high triglycerides in the blood, also known as hypertriglyceridemia, does not do the body good since it leads to a variety of poor health problems.