Triglycerides: A big fat problem

Published: February, 2008

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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