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What does the phrase 'lipid metabolism' mean?

What does the phrase 'lipid metabolism' mean?

How fat is formed: Lipid metabolism means the process in which fats are formed ,utilized and broken down and disposed in the body. It starts when the food is broken down in the gut to form molecules that are transported to the blood where it is processed into different particles. These particles are then taken up by the cells where the fats are extracted. The leftover is then delivered to the liver for disposal ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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Glucagon (Definition)

Secreted by cells in pancrease (pancrelipase) that is normally higher overnight-tells liver to make sugar for brain to use overnight, and low during day when sugars in foods are used by brain. Always inappropriately elevated in patients with diabetes. Some medications for diabetes can reduce glucagon to improve blood sugar. Sometimes used asto raise blood sugar in someone unconsious due to ...Read more


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What helps regulate lipid metabolism: LDL or HDL?

What helps regulate lipid metabolism: LDL or HDL?

HDL is the good: cholesterol. It transports cholesterol to the liver, where it is processed an eliminated via the intestines. High HDL levels generally help decrease a person's risk for heart disease. LDL cholesterol is also needed, however, the lowest amount needed is not known. Hope this helps. Visit CardioGauge.com for personalized education about your chol levels. Put in #s and it will tell u what it means. ...Read more

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What is abnormal lipid metabolism?

What is abnormal lipid metabolism?

keeping it simple: If your LDL is elevated and/or your HDL is low and/or your triglycerides are high, you have abnormal lipid metabolism. The exact numbers depend on the specifics of your overall health. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my professor uses the phrase 'lipid metabolism.' what does this mean?

Fats: Lipids are different kinds of fats circulating in the body.Metabolism is a description of how it is made,utilized and dispensed by the body. The lipids or fats often discussed include low density lipoprotein LDL, high density lipoprotein HDL, very low density lipoprotein VLDL Iintermediate density lipoprotein ILDL Triglyceride . Next time ask your professor to elaborate ...Read more

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How would abnormal lipid metabolism leads to plaque formation in atherosclerosis?

How would abnormal lipid metabolism leads to plaque formation in atherosclerosis?

High levels: Of circulating lipids like hypertrigliceridemia /hypercholesterolemia may results from abnl metabolism and they are the perfect setup for plaque formation by damaging the inner layer of the arteries, by build up in the arteries and eventually plaque formation. Common locations and common symptoms result from deposition in coronary arteries resulting in MI, carotid arteries resulting in stroke etc ...Read more

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What is lipid metabolism?

How fat gets used: Lipid metabolism refers to how fats get broken down and built back up in the body. ...Read more

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How does testosterone change glucose and lipid metabolism?

How does testosterone change glucose and lipid metabolism?

Indirectly: If you dont have enough testosterone, you might end up w/too much fat & not enough muscle. Then as a result of excess fat, your glucose & cholesterol will be too high. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Glucagen (Definition)

GlucaGen is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Lipid (Definition)

Are fats that are found ...Read more