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  • About 95 per cent of all dietary fats are triglycerides.
  • Once digested, triglycerides circulate in the bloodstream to be used as energy by the cells.
  • If you habitually eat more kilojoules than you burn, you may have raised triglyceride levels in the blood. This is linked with an increased risk of health conditions including heart disease.
  • Lifestyle choices can keep triglyceride levels within the normal range. Aim to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and maintain an appropriate weight.

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Reviewed on: 28-02-2014