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Heart Healthy Tips
Triglycerides are a kind of fat that circulates in the bloodstream. Triglycerides are made up of fat digested from food and fat made in the liver. Triglyceride levels are elevated by excess calories from food and alcohol, uncontrolled diabetes and obesity. When triglyceride levels are high (above 150 mg/dl), LDL cholesterol (associated with atherosclerosis often referred to as hardening of the arteries) becomes “stickier” and even more likely to clog arteries.