The majority of triglycerides are stored in the liver where they are converted into glucose (glucose is the sugar found in blood). The energy this process provides is the main source of energy that the body needs in the form of glucose. The major function of the liver is to remove toxins from the body and transport them to other parts of the body.
The liver is also the source of insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. In other words, the liver is the place where we store most of our triglyceride levels.
This is the primary reason why weight loss is important. The liver is the main storage house for triglyceride levels, and if we’re burning up triglycerides, we’re losing weight. The amount of fat that we have in our bodies determines how much energy we burn. So by losing a few pounds of fat, we can increase our energy output, which increases our metabolism.
The body has a “referred” storage area called adipose (or fat). This is where triglyceride levels are stored. The primary storage areas are visceral fat (visceral fat can still be seen in people who have fatty liver disease) and subcutaneous fat (the next closest storage area, but not as close). The most common storage area is the visceral fat, which is located beneath the skin.
The visceral fat stores are the fat that surrounds and is attached to the organs. It is the largest fat location and can be found in areas of the body such as the upper thighs and belly. It can also be found in smaller locations such as the buttocks. The visceral fat is most concentrated in the abdominal region.
The reason why most of the “superior” adipose body fat is located at the center of a body, like the abdomen, is because it is the one location in which the fat gets stored. In terms of the body fat, it’s located underneath the skin, though it’s not as dense as the skin. The thicker the skin the more fats are located underneath the skin. It’s also the same reason why the body is where the fat is located.
In general, the more fat there is also the more energy it takes to store. In the abdominal region it takes more energy to store a pound of fat than storing a pound of muscle, so the amount of fat in the abdominal region is what determines the amount of energy it takes to store it.
Triglycerides are the fat stored in the abdominal region. When we need energy there, we burn fat and that energy is stored in the form of triglycerides. It can be stored in the liver for future energy needs, or in the muscles for the body’s everyday needs.
Yes, fat can be stored in the liver, muscles, etc., but the difference is that the body can use that fat for energy, so the fat we store in the liver has to be used and then burned. It does not have to be stored, so for that reason it is stored in the belly region and the muscles.