Triglycerides

Triglycerides are a type of fat, or lipid, found in your blood. When you eat, your body converts any calories it doesn’t immediately need into triglycerides, storing them in your fat cells. Later, hormones release triglycerides between meals in order to create energy. If you regularly eat more calories than you burn, especially calories from simple carbohydrates and fats, you may have an elevated triglyceride level.