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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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 Those who consumed the avocado diet also lowered their total cholesterol and triglycerides, which could further benefit their tickers. Rachel Morris, Woman's Day, "Eating This One Food Could Lower Your Bad Cholesterol," 7 Jan. 2015 For example, inflammation can worsen the stiffening of arteries and promote plaque accumulation in some people with high cholesterol, high triglycerides and other risk factors for heart disease. Markham Heid, Time, "You Asked: What Is Inflammation, And Why Should I Care About It?," 11 Apr. 2018 The drug reduced levels of blood fats called triglycerides, the study’s main objective. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "MediciNova says new liver drug shows promise and speeds up tests," 3 Apr. 2018 Help burn fat: Omega-3’s can also improve fat metabolism and reduce your body’s production of triglycerides (a type of fat). Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Good Housekeeping, "Why Salmon Needs to Become a Part of Your Diet ASAP," 27 Mar. 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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