Home > Health Library > Lipids
Lipids, such as cholesterol, triglycerides, and fatty acids, are
fat and substances like fat used as a source of fuel by the body. Lipid levels
can be an important measure of health. For example, a person who has high
cholesterol has an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
Lipids are found in the bloodstream or stored in tissues. They are
an important part of cell structure and other biological functions in the
Current as of:
January 27, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology & Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2016 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
I Want To...
Join Our Social Network