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What is the difference between HDL and ldl?

What is the difference between HDL and ldl?

Good vs. bad: Hdl is the 'healthy' cholesterol that 'cleans' the blood vessels of 'blockages' (plaques). Ldl is the 'lousy' cholesterol that is the main component of the arterial plaques. One would want a very high HDL (above 50 mg/dl for women) and a very low LDL (close to 60-70 mg/dl). ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Hdl (Definition)

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


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What is the difference between verilog HDL and hdl?

What is the difference between verilog HDL and hdl?

The real deal: Is subtract HDL from total cholesterol & that should be 90.But there are other issues likel ideal bp, triglycerides, a1c, 90 minute postprandial glucose, see www.Thepmc.Org & review "wellness protecting numbers". ...Read more

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What is the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol levels?

What is the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol levels?

Directional: Total serum cholesterol is made up of several component lipoproteins. Amongst these are fractions: hdl-c is the "good", which you want to be as high as possible and ldl-c is the "bad" which you want to be as low as possible. Lifestyle and, if needed, drug therapy, can help towards those goals. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cholesterol and total cholesterol?

Usually none: Most times when people talk about "cholesterol" they refer to the "total" number. ...Read more

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What's the difference between HDL and ldl?

What's the difference between HDL and ldl?

Cholesterol: High-density lipoprotein is known as "good" cholesterol. Low-density lipoprotein is known as "bad" cholesterol. Thought that HDL tends to carry cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver, where it's passed from the body. Ldl can slowly build up in the inner walls of the arteries that supply the heart and brain, with other substances, it can form plaque (thick & hard) in the arteries. ...Read more

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What is the connection between HDL and cholesterol?

What is the connection between HDL and cholesterol?

A measure: Cholesterol (c) is actually transported through the blood as a constiuent of lipoproteins. These are associated with atherosclerosis; ldl-low density liporoteins-causing and hdl-high density lipoproteins-protecting against. When c l is fractionated and measured the LDL cholesterol correlates to the amount of LDL and the HDL cholesterol correlates to the hdl. Thus c provides an indirect measure. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cholesterol and total cholesterol results?

What is the difference between cholesterol and total cholesterol results?

See below: The total cholesterol is made up of 3 parts; triglycerides, LDL (bad) cholesterol and HDL (good) cholesterol. The exact formula is total cholesterol equals HDL + LDL + (triglycerides / 5). ...Read more

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What is the difference between cholesterol and calories?

What is the difference between cholesterol  and calories?

Chemical and fuel: Cholesterol is a chemical made by the body as well taken in food and is essential for many body functions, high levels are associated with heart disease. Calorie is a measure of the fuel or energy in food. A gram of carbohydrate or protein has 4 calories and a gram of fat has 9 calories, one gram of alcohol has 7 calories. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between apolipoprotein and chylomicron?

Doctors, what is the difference between apolipoprotein and chylomicron?

Particle vs. protein: Hi. Chylomicrons are a class of lipoprotein particles that are produced by the intestines to mobilize and transport non-water soluble dietary lipids (from food) via the thoracic duct into the blood, and from there, deliver fats to tissues and the remnant to the liver. There are many different apolipoproteins that serve structural & metabolic roles for various lipoproteins (chylos, VLDL, LDL, HDL) ...Read more

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What is the difference between good and bad cholesterol?

What is the difference between good and bad cholesterol?

Benefit vs harm: LDL (low density lipoprotein) is typically referred to as "bad" cholesterol. An elevation in LDL increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. HDL (high density lipoprotein) is protective, and a higher HDL actually lowers your risk. ...Read more

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What is the difference between microprotein and microalbumin??

What is the difference between microprotein and microalbumin??

Albumin is type of: Protien. Albumin and Globulin are 2 different types of Protein we measure in our body and Microalbumin is excreted from damaged Kidneys from Diabetes or other Infectious Nethritis, etc. ...Read more

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What is the difference between LDL and hdl? What is good and bad for you?

What is the difference between LDL and hdl? What is good and bad for you?

HDL is Good: Hdl or high density lipoprotein and LDL or low density lipoprotein are particles that are important in cholesterol metabolism. Hdl is the "good" particle that pulls cholesterol out of the arterial wall. Ldl is the "bad" particle particularly when it is "dense" or cholesterol laden that allow cholesterol transportation and deposition into the artery wall accelerating atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between triacylglycerol and phospholipids?

What is the difference between triacylglycerol and phospholipids?

Polarity: Hi. Phospholipids (PLs) are polar, amphipathic molecules: part of the molecule loves a water environment and the other part loves an oily (non-water) environment. PLs are the main lipid component of cell membranes and the coats of lipoproteins. Triglycerides (fats, like butter, oils, lard) are hydrophobic and not soluble in water. PLs help create a hydrophobic environment for non-water soluble lip ...Read more

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What is the difference between sgpt and sgot?

What is the difference between sgpt and sgot?

Different enzymes: Sgot (ast) and SGPT (alt) are both present in liver cells. Ast is also present in red cells, heart, muscles etc, whereas alt is more specific to liver cells. See this site for more info. http://www.medicinenet.com/liver_blood_tests/page2.htm. ...Read more

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What is the difference between atherosclerosis, high cholesterol and plaque ?

What is the difference between atherosclerosis, high cholesterol and plaque ?

High Cholesterol and: Triglcerides, either as an intrinsic genetic malady or diet and diabetes, lead to plaque, and then manifestations of atherosclerosis, including coronary artery disease. Treatmnt of chol/tg elevation reduces mortality and risk of coronary stenosis, and maybe other vascular events (stroke, aortic aneurysm, peripheral vascular disease). ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between pure hypercholesterolemia and hypercholesterolemia?

Doctors, what is the difference between pure hypercholesterolemia and hypercholesterolemia?

No difference: There's no difference. Some electronic medical records use the term "pure hypercholesterolemia" which is, in my book, meaningless. ...Read more

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What is the difference between atherosclerosis and ischemia?

What is the difference between atherosclerosis and ischemia?

Cause and effect: Atherosclerosis is a process where plaque builds up in arteries due to a variety of factors. When the plaque build up is extensive enough it can restrict blood flow and cause ischemia. Ischemia, which occurs when blood flow is not sufficient to meet the need for blood may result from extensive atherosclerosis. however it is important to note that atherosclerosis usually does not result in ischemia ...Read more

Dr. William Cromwell
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Ldl (Definition)

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 ...Read more