- Q Why does the body convert dietary fat into body fat so easily?
Dr. Dean Ornish, Internal MedicineThe reason your body converts dietary fat into body fat so easily is that fat is how your body stores energy. Calories are stored energy, like batteries. Since fat stores nine calories per gram, whereas protein and carbohydrate store only four calories... Full Answer
- Q What are healthy triglyceride levels?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineTriglycerides are lipids (fats) that circulate in the bloodstream. Triglyceride measurements are usually taken when cholesterol levels are analyzed, after an overnight fast. The average fasting triglyceride level is 120 to 125 mg/dl. Levels above... Full Answer
- Q Does high triglyceride level indicate a risk for heart disease?
Dr. Furqan Tejani, RadiologyAsians, from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh are specially predisposed to high triglycerides. This may be the only abnormality that is detectable in these individuals and they have a particularly high risk of coronary artery disease. Full Answer