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Triglycerides are involved in the transport of fatty acids to muscles and tissues for energy. HDL particles are involved in the transport of excess fatty acids from the periphery back to the liver for elimination. Because of these competing roles, it is very difficult to increase HDL, the healthy good cholesterol, without first addressing triglycerides. HDL not only transports excess lipid to the liver for disposal, it transports cholesterol to organs such as the adrenals, ovaries, and testes for steroid hormone synthesis. Many of the strategies discussed here that lower triglycerides are also known to raise HDL.