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triacylglycerol

 [tri-as″il-glis´er-ol]
the systematic chemical name for triglyceride.

tri·ac·yl·glyc·er·ol

(trī-as'il-glis'ĕr-ol),
Glycerol esterified at each of its three hydroxyl groups by a fatty (aliphatic) acid; for example, tristearoylglycerol.
Synonym(s): triglyceride

tri·ac·yl·glyc·er·ol

(trī-as'il-glis'ĕr-ol)
Glycerol esterified at each of its three hydroxyl groups by a fatty (aliphatic) acid.
Synonym(s): triglyceride.

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Q. Improving High Triglycerides I take Tricor for high triglyceride levels; I have a healthy level of total cholesterol, with low LDL, very good HDL. I am now being treated for hypothyroidism, but my doctor says that it's also genetic (I had almost the exact same level number as my brother). How can I work to get my triglycerides under control?

A. High level of triglycerides are generally both genetic and diet related. If you are consuming a high fat containing diet then your level of triglycerides will be increased. On the other hand, regardless of your good cholesterol levels, if you start lowering the amount of fat in your food (less oil, less sweets, less red meat) and combine it with physical activity you can lower your triglycerides level, especially if you are already on medications.

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Adipose triacylglycerol lipase is a major regulator of hepatic lipid metabolism but not insulin sensitivity in mice.
Caption: Figure 3: Triacylglycerol synthesis and usual seipin localization.
Table 3 shows that NAC administration decreased serum concentration of triacylglycerols, total cholesterol, VLDL-cholesterol, and LDL-cholesterol (p < 0.05) and increased HDL-cholesterol concentration in diabetic rats (DM+NAC) compared to the DM group (p < 0.05).
The enzymatic colorimetric assays for the quantification of triacylglycerol and total cholesterol (T-Chol) from detection kits were purchased from InVitro (Itabira, SP, Brazil).
Oleic acid is considered as the most important triacylglycerol fatty acid that can induce lipase production in several microorganisms including yeasts, bacteria, and filamentous fungi (Treichel, Oliveira, Mazutti, Luccio, & Oliveira, 2010).
Note that the results in Table 4 indicate that LDL and triacylglycerol in the BJJ group are lower when compared to the values of both the AT and ST groups (P=0.01 and P=0.01), respectively.
Furthermore, simvastatin was also found to reduce the levels of blood cholesterol and triacylglycerol (Wang et al., 2013), and liver TBARS (Ozansoy 2001), however it failed to increase the antioxidants GSH, glutathione-S-transferase, and glutathione peroxidase in liver tissue homogenates obtained from rats fed on HFD and from aged rats (Abbas & Sakr, 2013, Helmy, 2012).
Abbreviations CVD: Cardiovascular disease TAG: Triacylglycerol VLDL: Very low density lipoprotein LDL-C: Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol HDL-C: High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol FSH: Follicle stimulating hormone LH: Luteinizing hormone BMI: Body mass index LPL: Lipoprotein lipase HSL: Hormone sensitive lipase.
determined the triacylglycerol and triterpene ester fraction composition of the kernel fats of the shea tree from 36 samples from Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, and Uganda.
Dietary medium-chain triacylglycerol prevents the postprandial rise of plasma triacylglycerols but induces hypercholesterolemia in primary hypertriglyceridemic subjects.
While homeostatic mechanisms controlling specific lipids such as sterols are well characterized, the regulation and coordination of fatty acid (FA) and triacylglycerol (TG) synthesis remains largely unknown.