When people see the results of blood tests that predict their risk for heart disease and stroke, they may exclaim “egads!”
Maybe they should say “DGAT!” instead, especially when they look at their triglyceride levels.
Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in the human body. The body makes them to store excess calories until they are needed. Triglycerides circulate in the blood, help transport cholesterol, and can cause hardening of the arteries. Belly fat and artery plaques are composed largely of the same triglycerides that helped ancient people survive winter without starving to death. …Find out More »