Glycerolipids (triglycerides)

Be Aggressive in Lowering Triglyceride Levels

The author discusses the need for clinicians to focus on early dietary and nutritional treatment of fatty liver disease in the U.S. The author believes that clinicians cannot only improve the pat...

Special Report: An Overlooked Risk Factor in Heart Disease

Q: What are triglycerides?

A: Dietary fat consists predominantly of triglycerides (TGs); Also called triacylglycerols (TAGs), triglycerides consist of a glycerol backbone to which three fatty acids are linked. Fatty acids differ in their chain length, number, position, and geometry (c/'s or trans) of their double bonds. These differences determine the properties of the fatty acids, such as their melting characteristics, solubility in water, and health properties. Fatty acids that have all the carbon atoms in the chain linked by single bonds are called saturated fatty acids (SFAs).

3 steps to lower cholesterol

Discusses ways to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. Estimated percent of Canadian adults who have high cholesterol levels; Role of cholesterol in the body's repair mechanisms; Types o...

Fish vs. flax

All essential fatty acids are not created equal-get the inside scoop on the important differences between fish and flax oils

Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably already know how great omega-3 fats are for you. These "wellness molecules" are associated with healthier brains and hearts, improved mood, lowered inflammation, fewer cardiac arrhythmias, reduced joint pain, lowered triglycerides, and healthier skin and hair. What's not to like?

New way to test triglycerides helps reveal women's heart risk

The article discusses studies which showed an association between elevated nonfasting triglycerides and later cardiovascular problems in women. One study found that women with the highest nonfast...

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