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Triglycerides

Triglycerides are a type of fat (lipid) found in your blood. Having a high level of triglycerides in your blood can increase your chances of developing heart disease. The body converts unused calories into triglycerides, which are stored in fat cells. Regularly consuming more calories than you burn can lead to hypertriglyceridemia, or a high level of triglycerides, which can be an indicator of other conditions that could increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.