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Triglycerides: A big fat problem

Updated: February 01, 2008

Triglycerides: A big fat problem

This forgotten fat is a source of confusion — and heart disease.

Why is it that the most common form of fat in food and in the bloodstream is the one that's most often ignored? Triglycerides take a back seat to low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) largely because their precise role in heart disease has been something of a mystery.

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