High triglycerides: Arteries Blocked Ahead!

If you recall from last post, lots of sugar consumed leads to lots of triglycerides which are transported by┬álots of VLDL’s which deliver triglycerides and become lots of LDL’s which among other things can damage our arteries….Whew!Today, I want to...

Does Your Liver Need to Go on a Diet?

Among many bad things going on in our bodies signified by high triglycerides, fatty liver disease may be the least talked about and understood. It has been called a silent epidemic as over 1/3 of American adults and 1/2 of obese children are thought to have it. This...

Modern Meals Make Metabolic Mischief

I’ve been discussing the production of triglycerides in the liver as one of the ways our body handles excess sugar in the diet. It’s simply a way to store energy and lower potentially toxic sugar levels. So, what goes wrong with this process and why are...

High Triglycerides: Serious Trouble is Brewing!

The last two posts made several important points about triglycerides. They are a storage form of fat – 3 fatty acids connected to glycerol (a sugar alcohol). They are produced in the liver from sugar (lipogenesis) to protect our bodies from a toxic rise in sugar...

Triglycerides: My Favorite Marker!

Monday’s post ended with a promise to discuss the “fascinating” subject of triglycerides. Maybe you thought I was joking or had lost perspective through too many nights obsessing about this stuff. Obsessive nature or not, I’ll stick with the...