What are Triglycerides?
Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood. When too many calories are eaten, the body stores them as triglycerides for use at a later time; but when triglyceride levels become too high they may increase the risk of heart disease.
What’s Normal? A normal triglyceride level is considered to be below 150 mg/dL, whereas a level about 200 mg/dL is high. Being inactive from too much screen time and not enough exercise puts teens at risk. Avoid high-fat or high-sugar diets!