triglyceride

noun
tri·​glyc·​er·​ide | \ (ˌ)trī-ˈgli-sə-ˌrīd \

Definition of triglyceride

: any of a group of lipids that are esters formed from one molecule of glycerol and three molecules of one or more fatty acids, are widespread in adipose tissue, and commonly circulate in the blood in the form of lipoproteins

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The coffees typically contain MCT oil, or medium-chain triglycerides. Anne Marie Chaker, WSJ, "This Coffee Is Nice But It Needs More Butter," 26 Nov. 2018 The patients in the trial were on statins and had a wide range of triglyceride levels. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "New Guidelines for Treating High Cholesterol Take a Personal Approach," 10 Nov. 2018 The drug reduces levels of triglycerides rather than LDL cholesterol. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "New Guidelines for Treating High Cholesterol Take a Personal Approach," 10 Nov. 2018 Proponents really gave coconut oil a lift after data in a 2008 study suggested that subjects who ate an oil containing medium chain triglycerides (MCT) lost more weight than a control group who ate olive oil. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "How coconut oil went from health food to “poison”," 23 Aug. 2018 Here, researchers looked at participants’ BMI category and fitness level (measured by a treadmill test) as well as metabolic health markers (such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and triglyceride levels). Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "The Science on Weight and Health," 26 June 2018 Caloric restriction can increase the median life span of rats by 14 to 45 percent, reducing inflammation, oxidative stress, cholesterol, triglycerides, and the risk of tumors and cardiovascular disease, and improving the immune system. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "I Hacked My Body So You Don't Have To," 25 June 2018 The drug lowers triglycerides, blood sugar and A1C levels. Jen Christensen, CNN, "The 5 most expensive drugs in the United States," 11 May 2018 This includes total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides or inflammatory markers. Sheah Rarback, miamiherald, "Study shows egg yolks are actually good for you | Miami Herald," 11 May 2018

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1860, in the meaning defined above

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triglyceride

noun
tri·​glyc·​er·​ide | \ (ˈ)trī-ˈglis-ə-ˌrīd \

Medical Definition of triglyceride

: any of a group of lipids that are esters formed from one molecule of glycerol and three molecules of one or more fatty acids, are widespread in adipose tissue, and commonly circulate in the blood in the form of lipoproteins

called also neutral fat

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