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What are the types of lipoproteins?

What are the types of lipoproteins?

5 groups by density: proteins (outer water soluble shell) which transport all lipids (non water soluble hydrocarbon molecules; e.g. triglycerides, phospholipids & cholesterol), within each particle, around the body in the water outside all cells. They enable fat transport & cells to take in or export fat molecules for use as either raw materials or to burn for energy & long divided into 5 groups by density c/w water. ...Read more

Lipoprotein (Definition)

Lipoprotien is a combo of fat and protien the protien portion aiilows for the transport of the throughout the body and in to the cells of the tissues in the body. These can be measured with ...Read more


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Why does the body need lipoproteins?

Why does the body need lipoproteins?

EnableTransportation: of all fats around the body in the water outside cells. Like all life, we use fats to: control/organize water (cell membranes), as raw materials for building other needed molecules, for storing & burning to release energy. Water molecules are charged & reject non-charged fat molecules. Thus liver&intestinal cells secrete proteins which are water soluble & self organize to transport fat molecules. ...Read more

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How does diet affect a lipoprotein profile?

How does diet affect a lipoprotein profile?

Great effect: You can greatly improve you lipid profile by improving your dietary intake. Limit you intake of saturated fats and transfat and restrict your carbohydrate intake to reduce your triglyceride, and total cholesterol. By reducing Insulin secretion, you can diminish the storation of fat into the liver, fat, and muscle cells. ...Read more

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Danger of having a very high lipoprotein score?

Danger of having a very high lipoprotein score?

Yesyes : Risk of heart attack stroke and peripheral vascular disease are increased.Command doctor or Healthtap visit for specific diagnosis treatment recommendations ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lipoprotein?

Protien and fat: Lipoprotien is a combo of fat and protien the protien portion aiilows for the transport of the throughout the body and in to the cells of the tissues in the body. These can be measured with serum samples and electrophoresesis. ...Read more

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How would low and high lipoproteins affect your health?

How would low and high lipoproteins affect your health?

Drive artery disease: Study: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6687483. The lower the LDL particle concentrations (nmol/L) & the higher the Large-HDL particle concentrations (?mol/L) are, the lower the rate of progression of atherosclerosis, the underlying mechanism of most cardiovascular disease, body wide. Lipoproteins transport all fat molecules, about 3,000-6,000 for each single LDL-particle. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lipoprotein (a)?

What is the definition or description of: lipoprotein (a)?

A false blood thiner: Lp(a) is a series of Amino Acids which have a similar structure, and therefore the "key" as plasminogen, a natural blood thinner and clot desolver. Unfortunately, lp(a) doesn't act like plasminogen and break down clots, so you are more likely to have problems if clots can't be broken down. It is genetic, nml levels are up to 30 in caucasians, up to 60 in blacks. Niacin lowers those levels. ...Read more

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How does high density lipoprotein leads to diabetes?

How does high density lipoprotein leads to diabetes?

It does not: Low hdl-cholesterol does not cause diabetes. However, diabetes is often associated with low hdl-cholesterol and other abnormalities of lipids and lipoproteins. The derangements of lipids and lipoproteins commonly seen with diabetes is one of the major drivers of increased cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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How to decrease your ldls (low density lipoproteins)?

How to decrease your ldls (low density lipoproteins)?

Lower blood sugar : High cholesterol is linked to high Insulin levels and hormonal changes as a result of it. I suggest not mixing animal protein with starch but veggies. Also cardio and yoga and fish oil or flax seed oil to raise your good cholesterol (hdl). Also get a particle size to see if your dense LDL is high or the larger size. ...Read more

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Whats best high density lipoprotein cholesterol range?

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Higher the better: Acceptable hdl-c traditionally has a lower level in men of 40 mg/dl and 50 mg/dl in women. But generally, the higher the better. The problem is that our current therapies (lifestyle and drugs) have minimal to modest impact on raising hdl-c. Future agents may be more effective, but the proof of improved outcome will be needed. Plus, all hdl-c may not be alike, some more functional than others. ...Read more

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Why are low-density lipoproteins (ldl) considered unhealthy?

Why are low-density lipoproteins (ldl) considered unhealthy?

Blood LDL Level: LDL is a particle that carries cholesterol in the blood. Increased numbers of circulating LDL particles drive their entry into the walls of arteries where they promote and accelerate atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), and subsequently increase risk for heart attack, stroke and premature death. Lowering LDL can reduce this risk. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of lipoprotein/lipotropic injections?

What are the pros and cons of lipoprotein/lipotropic injections?

Two different issues: Lipoproteins made by liver & intestinal cells transport all fat molecules around body in water outside cells; required to stay alive. Lipo (=fat) tropic (=changing) injections totally different topic & refers to whatever people are selling to gullible customers. As always: Buyer Beware. No double blind, placebo controlled, prospective clinical trials have, or are required, for sales. Just sales! ...Read more

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Effects of too low high density lipoprotein in human body function?

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No real impact: If otherwise genetically normal, no real clinical issues. ...Read more

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Can you please define lipoprotein and how does it relate to cholesterol?

Insoluble molecules: Fats (cholesterol is a fat) are insoluble in blood. Think of trying to stir and mix oil and water. But since we need to transport fats in our blood, our bodies "hide" the fats (lipids) inside water soluble proteins. These transport molecules are called "lipoproteins". ...Read more

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What are the effects of low high density lipoprotein in human body function?

Arteriosclerosis: Hdl is a transport lipoprotein that removes excess cholesterol from the intima (the inner lining) of arteries. Low levels impair this important cleansing function. ...Read more

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Cholesterol- 169. Trigylcroids- 181. High density lipoprotein cholesterol- 37. Low density lipaprotien-96. Liparotien a =5 25 year m are these good?

No: Your triglycerides are too high and your HDL is too low. The LDL is fine. Discuss these results with the doctor who ordered the testing. Start with a diet and exercise program. ...Read more

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How to reduce low density lipoprotein or bad cholesterol levels?

See below: Diet, exercise and weight loss are often helpful. The optimal level of LDL depends on the presence of coronary artery disease or the existence of other risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, cigarette smoking, family history of premature coronary disease and obesity. Patients with these risk factors need drug therapy with statins or other medications to attain very low ldl. ...Read more

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