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What Does Hdl Do To Ldl
Pacman: Did you ever play pacman? Hdl is the LDL eating pacman. It helps decrease the total circulating LDL molecules and deliver them to the liver for storage and or disposal. You can not form plaques without inflammation of blood vessel walls and ldl(among other things). So the lower the circulating LDL levels are, the longer it takes to develop blocked arteries. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
HDL, or high density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that is responsible for the transport of lipids (fats) from various organs including blood vessels back to the liver for processing and possible elimination. Because it helps prevent accumulation of lipids in blood vessels, HDL cholesterol is ...Read more
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
Cardiovascular Risk: Cholesterol is transported in the blood inside carrier vehicles called lipoprotein particles. Following entry into the artery wall low density lipoprotein (ldl) particles directly promote development of atherosclerosis ("hardening of the arteries") and increase risk for heart attack and stroke. High density lipoprotein (HDL) particles work in several ways to decrease atherosclerosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cholesterol types: High density lipoprotein ( hdl) is also refered to as " good cholesterol" represents the cholesterol being carried away from the cells ( in the garbege trucks) , therefore the higher the better. Low density lipoprotein (ldl) or "bad cholsterol" is in the delivery trucks, therefore the less the better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foods Meds Exercise: Hdl & LDL are complex protein particles which transport all fat molecules in the water outside cells. Get NMR particle test for accurate data. Carbs(sugar) & obesity raise LDL & especially ? large HDL levels. Thus go hf/lc foods. Statins & chol absorption inhibitors tend to ? LDL particle concentrations. Cutting carbs, Niacin & intense exercise usually ? hdl, esp large-hdl particle concentrations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HF/LC ↓BodyFat &Meds: Low fat theory by ancel keys; long promoted; opposite evidence. ? & efficient body fat is healthy. Ldl & HDL are complex particles, 80-100 proteins/particle: transport all fat molecules in h20 outside cells. Each LDL particle carries thousands of cholesterol, triglyceride, phospholipid & other fat molecules. Cholesterol often misleading, get NMR particle test. Statins?ldl niacin?hdl, carbs?ldl?hdl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet and Exercise...: Without knowing the rest of the results of your cholesterol profile(nor, if it was a fasting specimen) i would recommend a healthier diet; exercise 20-30 minutes 3-4 times/week, and drink more water. Eliminate fried and fatty foods and begin an omega-3 fatty acid supplement(you can eat some baked or steamed salmon 3-4 times/weed if you'd rather). Then check back with your doctor for a true sampl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet & exercise: Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes 5 times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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