What about triglycerides?
Triglycerides are another class of fat found in the bloodstream. The bulk of your body's fat tissue is in the form of triglycerides
The link between triglycerides and heart disease is being studied. But many people with high triglycerides also have other risk factors, like high LDL levels or low HDL levels.
What causes elevated triglyceride levels?
A healthy triglyceride level is less than 150 mg/dl. High triglyceride levels may be caused by health conditions like diabetes, hypothyroidism, kidney disease or liver disease. Dietary causes of high triglyceride levels may include drinking a lot of alcohol and eating foods containing cholesterol, saturated fat and trans fat..
Eating a healthy balanced diet and moving more can help you decrease your “bad” cholesterol, increase your “good” cholesterol and help your triglycerides stay down. Although there are some people who have a genetic predisposition for issues with their cholesterol, a good diet and staying active will still be very beneficial to keeping your numbers on track.