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Monomer Of Lipids
Replace tissue&Energ: Have U seen dead animal after 2days? UR Stomach lining(which exposd to acid&dig-enzymes) is replaced every 2wks. UR Heart Mscle is replaced every 4-6 mnths Individuals who shed skin cells faster than can replace have Psoriasis, Excema Carbs mainly for energy, but also form backbones of some proteins. 18 inch baby become 6'4", cells did not get bigger, all replaced&more added hundreds of times ...Read more
I have a total Cholesterol of 228, HDL of 69, LDL of 149 and non HDL Chlesterol of 164. Ratio of 3.6. Should i take Atorvastatin?
What is the basis of our increased concern about saturated fats, cholesterol and trans-fatty acids?
Heart disease: Increasing intake of saturated fats/trans fats typically drives up the cholesterol and in particular the bad cholesterol (ldl/triglyceride) components. Elevated levels of these are associated with increased cardiovascular risk. The high caloric load typical for fatty foods also adversely affects cardiac health. ...Read more
See: New england journal of medicine article from 2006 under trans fatty acids and cardiovascular risk. ...Read more
Fats more calories: Fats are more energy dense- they have 9 calories per gram compared to 4 calories per gram in carbohydrates and proteins. ...Read more
Yes: For a 49-year-old male your lipids ought to better and your risk of heart disease is elevated with these numbers. However, additional risk factors include: fam history, tobacco use, hypertension, low HDL etc. You need to follow a fit, heart healthy lifestyle: low in saturated fats, well-balanced diet (no fads), and exercise 4x/wk even if walking briskly; recheck lipids 6 months. ...Read more
Monounsaturated fat: Both are thought to promote heart health by modestly increasing HDL cholesterol and helping to lower LDL cholesterol. In fact, replacing saturated fat and trans fats with foods containing mainly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats may help to protect you against heart disease. Mono comes from canola & olive oil. Poly comes from nuts, seeds, and vegetable oil. ...Read more
Cholesterol: Cholesterol has multiple components. The high density component is called 'good' and the low density component is called 'bad'. This is because high levels of HDL are somewhat associated with less vascular disease and high levels of LDL are associated with worse vascular disease. ...Read more
What is the basis of our current concern about saturated fats, cholesterol, and trans-fatty acids?
Sat fat: Those lipids are associated with atherosclerotic disease. ...Read more
Sorry there are none: Good and bad cholesterol are terms for cholesterol-containing packages that are transported around the body. The good and bad come from specific attached proteins (apoa and apob) that help deliver cholesterol to the liver and blood vessels respectively. Dietary cholesterol comes unpackaged. Also, dietary cholesterol has minor effects on blood cholesterol because 80% is produced in the body. ...Read more
Correlative: The LDL is like the trash bags that are left on the street weekly by the households. The more that are placed the narrower the street. Hdl is the garbage truck that scavenges the LDL (trash) deposits. The more the HDL the lower the plaque burden. The more the LDL the higher the plaque burden. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers