What are triglycerides and how do they normally work in my body? What's the difference between triglycerides and cholesterol? How is my triglyceride level measured? What's my triglyceride goal number? How often should I have it checked? Do triglycerides make up part of my total cholesterol count? How do triglycerides affect my heart health? Which foods should I eat to improve my triglyceride numbers? Which should I avoid? Does exercise lower triglyceride levels? How much do I need? Do high triglycerides run in families? Should I take medication if I have high triglycerides?