Increased triglycerides indicate that there is a health risk for heart and vessels. Triglycerides enter the body with food: over 90 percent of the food fats consist of triglycerides, while the rest are cholesterol and phospholipids.
In the small intestine, the body absorbs more than 95 percent of the fats contained in the diet. Triglycerides serve as a storage fat for the body and are stored in the fetal cells.
From this store, triglycerides are repeatedly released throughout the day to provide energy for the periods between meals. In addition, the body also converts too much carbohydrate into triglycerides and thus also fills the fat stores.