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What are the purpose or uses of small size particle ldl cholesterol in the body of a healthy human being that has no inflammation?

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
General Practice 15 years experience
FAT Transport: There's been many different theories to why cholesterol is related to coronary heart disease. Ldl in general is utilized in our body to transport fat from diet. Unfortunately some are left in the blood vessels and engulfed by macrophages forming plaques. Small particle LDL unfortunately is known to cause this more.

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Last updated May 21, 2013

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