Mediation Effect of Triglycerides on Physical Activity in the Association of Cardiovascular Health, and Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables
Health disparities among minority population are salient areas of study with the increased prevalence of diseases, poor patient outcomes in treatments of cancer, diabetes, or cardiovascular health and mortality. Understanding pathways to prevent and reduce impacts of chronic disease are imperative to reduce impact of many health disparities. Studies showed triglycerides, which include a glycerol backbone, fatty acids with aliphatic tails were associated with cardiovascular health. Furthermore, triglycerides associated with neurotransmitters, metabolism, cell to cell signals, appetite regulation, and mobility. Moreover, medium chain triglycerides were shown to enhance physical activity endurance and reduce weight gain. Increased physical activities along with the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables lowered total triglycerides, mortality, and enhanced cardiovascular health.