NATIONAL TRIGLYCERIDES DAY
On March 28, National Triglycerides Day shines a spotlight on one of the key factors to a healthy lifestyle.
The observance serves as a reminder to patients and practitioners to know about the hidden risks of triglycerides. Learn your numbers and take steps to bring them to healthy levels.
High levels of triglycerides in your blood can be a risk factor for heart disease. Triglycerides are different from cholesterol, though they are both a type of lipid or fat stored in your blood. They serve different purposes. While triglycerides store unused calories and give the body energy, cholesterol builds cells and some hormones.
Monitoring triglycerides is important for heart health. A blood test will tell you if your triglycerides are within normal limits. If they’re not, high triglycerides can be a sign of other conditions such as:
- Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes
- Metabolic syndrome (cholesterol, weight and blood sugar are all a factor)
- rare genetic conditions
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL TRIGLYCERIDES DAY
- Include a triglycerides check with your routine physical exam.
- Visit with your doctor to learn how triglycerides impact your health.
- Ask your doctor for advice on how to maintain healthy levels, too.
- Your primary care is your go-to source and will be able to guide you on your risk factors.
- Use #NationalTriglyceridesDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL TRIGLYCERIDES DAY HISTORY
National Triglycerides Day was founded in 2018 to encourage awareness of healthy triglyceride levels and the role they play in a healthy lifestyle.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on March 28th.
Q. How do doctors test for triglycerides?
A. Doctors test for triglycerides with a blood test called a lipid panel.
Q. How many people in the United States have high triglyceride levels?
A. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three adults age twenty and over have elevated triglycerides.
March 28th Celebrated History
The Birds premieres in New York City. Director Alfred Hitchcock draws out the suspense as actors Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor and Jessica Tandy encounter a series of increasingly aggressive birds.
British mathematician and astronomer, Fred Hoyle, coined the term “big bang” in an attempt to dispute the theory that all matter was created from one giant explosion. Hoyle’s description took place during the broadcast of the scripted radio show BBC Third Programme.
Rocky wins Best Picture at the 49th Academy Awards. The film was nominated for eight other awards, including Best Screenplay and Best Actor, both of which would have gone to Sylvester Stallone had he won. Rocky did go on to win Best Director (John G. Avildsen) and Best Film Editing.
Three Mile Island Nuclear accident occurred near Middletown, PA. Unit 2 of the nuclear power plant partially melted down causing the plant to be shut down.
Norfolk Scope hosted the first Women’s NCAA Basketball Championship where Louisiana Tech defeated the University of Cheney, Pennsylvania 76-62.
March 28th Celebrated Birthdays
Frederick Pabst – 1836
The German-born businessman built a reputation in Milwaukee, Michigan, when he joined his father-in-law Philip Best’s brewing company in the mid-1800s. In 1889, the business was renamed Pabst Brewing Company, and Pabst grew it into the largest brewery in the United States by the end of the century.
Ángela Ruiz Robles – 1895
In 1949, the Spanish teacher invented an electronic encyclopedia that is considered the precursor of today’s e-books. She later designed an updated version that included options for sound recordings.
Victor Mills – 1897
While working for Proctor & Gamble in the 1950s, the American chemical engineer worked on many innovative projects. One of his most notable was the disposable diaper, Pampers.
August Anheuser Busch, Jr. – 1899
Heir to the Anheuser-Busch brewing company, “Gussie” Busch grew the brewery into the world’s largest after his father saw it through Prohibition. In 1953, he bought the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.
Marina Raskova – 1912
In 1934, Marina Raskova became the first woman in the Soviet Union to pass the aviation navigator exam and become the country’s first licensed female navigator.
Reba McEntire – 1955
The award-winning American country singer-songwriter and actress has been performing since the early 1970s. She became a household name in the 1980s. In 1984, she won her first Country Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year. It would not be her last.
Byron Scott – 1961
The American athlete played 10 seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association bringing home three championship rings. He would continue his career as the head coach of the Lakers and then the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Stefani Joane Angelina Germanotta – 1986
Known as Lady Gaga, the singer-songwriter and actress rose to prominence during the 2010s and gained critical acclaim for her music and acting performances.
Maxim Gorky – 1868
Byrd Baylor – 1927
Mario Vargas Llosa – 1936
Bernice King – 1963
Vince Vaughn – 1970
Julia Stiles – 1970