triglyceride

noun
tri·​glyc·​er·​ide | \ (ˌ)trī-ˈgli-sə-ˌrīd How to pronounce triglyceride (audio) \

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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Amarin has been seeking to answer the questions by conducting a trial, known as Reduce-It, probing whether lowering triglycerides can have the kind of significant benefit improving heart health that reducing cholesterol has been proven to have. Jonathan D. Rockoff, WSJ, "Amarin Surges on Fish-Oil Drug Data," 24 Sep. 2018 High doses of fish oil can reduce triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood that can raise the risk of heart disease. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "Fish Oil: Hunting for Evidence to Tip the Scales," 2 Jan. 2019 One 10-year study conducted on using keto to manage pediatric epilepsy found the following GI side effects over time: constipation, high triglyceride levels, high cholesterol, diarrhea, lethargy, iron deficiency, vomiting, and kidney stones. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "9 Keto Diet Dangers Nutritionists Want You to Know About," 2 Jan. 2019 Staten’s antibody is designed to neutralize apoC3, a key molecule in the management of high lipid levels in the blood, to reduce triglyceride levels, according to the company. Brian Gormley, WSJ, "Staten Biotechnology Strikes $488 Million Deal With Novo," 17 Dec. 2018 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

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First Known Use of triglyceride

1860, in the meaning defined above

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triglyceride

noun
tri·​glyc·​er·​ide | \ (ˈ)trī-ˈglis-ə-ˌrīd How to pronounce triglyceride (audio) \

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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