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A triglyceride (TG, triacylglycerol, TAG, or triacylglyceride) is an ester derived from glycerol and three fatty acids. There are many triglycerides, depending on the oil source, some are highly unsaturated, some less so. Triglycerides are the main constituents of vegetable oil (typically more unsaturated) and animal fats (typically more saturated). In humans, triglycerides are a mechanism for storing unused calories, and their high concentrations in blood correlates with the consumption of starchy and fatty foods. High levels of triglycerides in the bloodstream have been linked to atherosclerosis and, by extension, the risk of heart disease and stroke. Diets high in carbohydrates, with carbohydrates accounting for more than 60% of the total energy intake, can increase triglyceride levels. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Triglyceride (Wikipedia)

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 甘油三酯
Synonyms: TG;Trigly;甘油三脂;甘油三酸酯;三酸甘油酯;甘油三酸脂;三酸甘油脂
fr-CA French (Canada) Triglycérides
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Triglütseriidid
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Triglicéridos
it-IT Italian (Italy) Trigliceridi
el-GR Greek (Greece) Τριγλυκερίδια
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Trigliserid
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Триглицерид
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) triglyceride
fr-BE French (Belgium) Triglycérides