Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Is The Ldl Cholesterol

Share
1

1
In what way could LDL cholesterol be important or even vital for the body?

In what way could LDL cholesterol be important or even vital for the body?

Cholesterol Not LDL: As de. Nguyen indicated, cholesterol, a fat molecule, is made by every animal cell & ~30% of fat molecules in all membranes, makes membranes stronger & pliable. Ldl is a lipoprotein (protein which transports all fat molecules in the water outside cells). People can live quite well, indeed are far more likely to have long lives, with very low LDL concentrations. Ldl always in nmol/l, best <700. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. William Cromwell
545 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What does your LDL (bad cholesterol) number mean?

What does your LDL (bad cholesterol) number mean?

Blood LDL Level: LDL is "low density lipoprotein", a particle that carries cholesterol in the blood. Increased LDL is a major risk factor for heart attack, stroke and premature death. Lowering LDL can reduce this risk. LDL levels are estimated by cholesterol (LDL-C). Because the cholesterol carried in LDL particles is highly variable many doctors prefer to use LDL particle number (LDL-P) to manage LDL related risk ...Read more

3

3
What are LDL & HDL cholesterol?

What are LDL & HDL cholesterol?

Lipoproteins.: Ldl (low density lipoprotein) and HDL (high density lipoprotein) are types of cholesterol. Ldl is so-called "bad cholesterol" because it increases the risk of heart disease by causing hardening of the arteries/atherosclerosis. Hdl is considered "good cholesterol" since it removes cholesterol from the walls of arteries. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
What LDL cholesterol level is consider risk factor?

What LDL cholesterol level is consider risk factor?

Particle Question: Ldl is a lipoprotein that can be measured by cholesterol (ldl-c) or particle number (ldl-p). Because cholesterol in LDL is highly variable, ldl-c often disagrees with ldl-p. When cholesterol and particle number disagree cvd risk tracks with ldl-p, not ldl-c. Ldl goals vary depending on risk. If your doctor feels you are high risk ldl-p goal is less than 1000 nmol/l. ...Read more

5

5
What LDL cholesterol level is considered a risk factor?

What LDL cholesterol level is considered a risk factor?

LDL cholesterol : Overall, it depends on your risk factors and other illnesses such as diabetes or high blood pressure. If you have no or minimal risk factors and you don't smoke your LDL should be 130 or less, however if you have had a heart attack or stoke then should you should try to get your LDL to 70 or less. ...Read more

8

8
Does the human body naturally produce small LDL particles? Why or what are the functions of small LDL cholesterols in the human body?

Does the human body naturally produce small LDL particles? Why or what are the functions of small LDL cholesterols in the human body?

Yes: Ldl-cholesterol is important for the transport of cholesterol in the blood. Small dense particles still transport cholesterol, they are just more prone to be deposited in arterial walls compared to the lighter, less dense particles. ...Read more

9

9
What are best foods to lower LDL cholesterol? 37 year old male with 142 ldl, don't eat much beef, cheese, chocol., pork, shrimp. What else can I do?

What are best foods to lower LDL cholesterol?  37 year old male with 142 ldl, don't eat much beef, cheese, chocol., pork, shrimp.  What else can I do?

Goals: Diet has little effect on lowering cholesterol levels. Dairy products and eggs (yolk) also contain cholesterol which you might want to minimize. Depending on your risk for heart and vascular disease you may or may not need to lower your cholesterol level, based on latest guidelines. ...Read more

10

10
How do I lower LDL cholesterol?

How do I lower  LDL cholesterol?

Lower LDL: Ldl, your bad cholesterol is affected by genetics and diet. You can improve your diet by becoming more plant based since animal fat can increase LDL as well as sugar!. So try to get 5-7 veggies/fruits per day, eat lean protein only with no skin (grilled, baked or broiled), decrease dairy since that is also animal fat, and stop all processed and refined sugar. It can increase your LDL by 25%. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer