Triglycerides are an important form of energy for your body. When you eat, extra energy from food and alcohol that your body does not need right away is changed to triglycerides. These triglycerides are stored in fat cells around your body, commonly on your hips and belly. If you need energy between meals, triglycerides are released into the blood stream.
If you regularly consume more energy than you need, you can get high triglyceride levels.