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LDL, or low density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that transports lipids (fats) from the liver to other organs in the body. Because LDL cholesterol can get deposited in blood vessels which leads to cardiovascular disease, LDL cholesterol is known as "bad" cholesterol.
Bad and good: Ldl is the low density lipoprotein cholesterol, commonly known as the "bad" cholesterol as it is the one that increases ones risk for heart disease (through depositing plaque to the arteries.) HDL is the high density lipoprotein cholesterol, commonly known as the "good" cholesterol as it has cardio-protective effects when elevated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps High TG's: Patients with high triglyceride (tg's) levels often have increased levels of vldl with low or normal LDL levels. Tg's in vldl move into LDL and in return LDL sends cholesterol back into vldl. This same process happens with HDL cholesterol, depleting cholesterol from LDL and hdl, and thus lowering LDL and hdl, while vldl cholesterol increases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low density lipoprot: Low density lipoprotein (ldl) is one of the major forms of lipoproteins (combination of protein and lipids) that allow for transport of lipids and cholesterol in the body and blood. Higher levels are associated with increase in cardiovascular disease. ...Read more
What are the purpose or uses of small size particle LDL cholesterol in the body of a healthy human being that has no inflammation?
Essential for health: Most people think of cholesterol as dangerous, but it's essential for health, in fact life as we know it could not exist without it. Ldl transports cholesterol to cells, where it's a huge component of the membranes of each cell, is the main building block for cortisol, testosterone, vit d & other essential hormones & is used to make bile, essential for both digestion and detoxification.See comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 41 female my card ran a chol test LDL 48 HDL 89 and triglyceride 167 all other blood work normal. He said these numbers are ok u agree?
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