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Any of a class of organic compounds that are esters consisting of three fatty acids joined to glycerol. The fatty acids may be the same or may be different. Triglycerides are the chief lipids constituting fats and oils and function to store chemical energy in plants and animals.
EM: The fatty acid structure in fish oil is made up in triglyceride form whereas krill oil's fatty acid structure is made up in phospholipid form - which is the same type of fatty acids found in the human body.
Coconut oil differs from other vegetable oils because it is a "medium-chain triglyceride" which are broken down and burned faster than long-chain triglycerides such as vegetable oils and animal fats.
Cinnamon and blood sugar levels have been in the news ever since the first studies appeared linking an intake of cinnamon and reduced blood sugar levels, triglyceride levels, and cholesterol levels.
Interesting to note, unsaturated fat consumption has been shown to lower high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, both known to be caused by a high saturated fat dietary intake.
A definitive diagnosis of high cholesterol, however, ideally includes measuring LDL, HDL, total cholesterol, and triglyceride levels, as well as the cholesterol to HDL ratio.