Triglycerides (neutral fats) are the main components of dietary fats (e.g. butter, lard) that provide our bodies with energy. While some of the fat that enters the body covers energy needs, the remaining, unused portion is stored in adipose tissue. In case of excessive carbohydrate intake, our own body also produces triglycerides.
Ideally, triglyceride is only present in a small amount in the blood.
Malnutrition (too much carbohydrate and fat, little protein)
Thyroid diseases (underfunction, overactivity)
In case of diabetes, high blood sugar is accompanied by an increase in triglyceride levels
Taking certain medicines
Excessive alcohol consumption
Inherited metabolic disease