When I was a kid all cholesterol was considered potentially bad for your health by the medical community. I don’t remember if much was done about it other than diet restrictions.
Then along came good cholesterol(HDL) and bad cholesterol(LDL) and the perception was created that one had to control these levels of cholesterol to help reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. AND, of course, the pharmaceuticals like Pfizer, Merck, AstraZeneca, Eli Lily, Johnson and Johnson are motivated by profit to produce substances such as Crestor and Lipitor to make the cholesterol levels right.
The same story, more or less , holds true for high triglyceride blood levels. Now what do you make of all this? Well let us assume that one day a big medical break through came out saying that LDL was not really that bad for you and that medically tampering with LDL could possibly cause more harm than good!
How cooperative would the big pharmaceuticals be in halting all production of the drugs they churn out that control cholesterol levels? One way of looking at pharmaceutical companies is that they are drug suppliers for legal drug pushers called doctors.
The triglyceride level is a laboratory test to measure the amount of triglycerides in your blood. Triglycerides are a type of fat.
Your body makes some triglycerides. Triglycerides also come from the food you eat. When you eat, your body uses carbohydrate calories for immediate energy. Leftover calories are turned into triglycerides and stored in fat cells for later use. If you eat more calories than your body needs, your triglyceride level may be high.