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What are lipids? What do they do in the body?

What are lipids? What do they do in the body?

Fats: Lipids are fats, and they do lots of things in the body: they serve as energy storage, make up the lining of our cells, and serve as signaling molecules in the body. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Lipid (Definition)

Are fats that are found ...Read more


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If lipid profile is ideal, then also can body fat percentage be high?

Yes: Cholesterol & fat in blood has only minimal
relationship to how fat a person is.
You can weight 300 lbs and have normal
cholesterol, and fats in your blood,
to be healthy the first step is always to lose weight, men: waist less than 40 inch, women
waist less than 35 inches. When you lose weight you lipids/cholesterol will improve, but not always to normal, then see a doctor, . ...Read more

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Where are lipids digested in the body?

Where are lipids digested in the body?

Small intestine: Lipids are digested in the small intestine and absorbed with the assistance of bile which acts as an emulsifier, pancreas secretes lipase to breakdown some lipids and the small intestinal lining have enzymes at the "brush border" and certain shorter length fats can be absorbed directly in the intestines. Fats are then repackaged in the liver after digestion. ...Read more

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What are the functions of fiber and lipids in the body?

What are the functions of fiber and lipids in the body?

Lots: Fiber is dietary, not digested and can act as laxative and contribute to a healthier digestive system. Lipids have many functions including structure, metabolism, energy, . .. ...Read more

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What does your body do with lipids (fats) when there is no insulin available to store them?

What does your body do with lipids (fats) when there is no insulin available to store them?

Nothing Judy: Insulin is the hormone secreted by the pancreas and controls the entrance of glucose into cells where it is used as fuel for the normal functions of the cell. Insulin resistance (i.e. The cell fails to respond to insulin) does affect fat metabolism but it is complex. ...Read more

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What are the functions of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids in the body?

What are the functions of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids in the body?

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

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How are proteins and lipids used for energy when glucose is not available in the body?

How are proteins and lipids used for energy when glucose is not available in the body?

Energy metabolism: Long story read this:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC2897177/ ...Read more

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A1c greater than 5.5 for 1 1/2 yrs, most recent 6.1 with glucose 100+, most recent 117. I am obese. Tr levels >150 for 6mos no other elev lipids.

A1c greater than 5.5 for 1 1/2 yrs, most recent 6.1 with glucose 100+, most recent 117. I am obese. Tr levels >150 for 6mos no other elev lipids.

Prediabetic: You are heading towards diabetes and if your blood pressure is elevated, you may have metabolic syndrome. Bad things are probably happening internally but the good news is they are reversible if you exercise, eat properly and lose weight. Don't let yourself become diabetic because that will cause even greater problems. Diabetes is preventable but you have to start now. ...Read more

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42yr old male most blood test result came normal except the lipids ch 240, HDL 37, LDL 147, tg 250. Weight 210, 5'10" high, do I need any medication?

42yr old male most blood test result came normal except the lipids ch 240, HDL 37, LDL 147, tg 250. Weight 210, 5'10" high, do I need any medication?

Depends: If you have other risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and family history then u probably do. First however u need to try exercise and diet. ...Read more

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I have a high lipids level in my body. Should I change my diet to mostly protein and protein shakes?

I have a high lipids level in my body. Should I change my diet to mostly protein and protein shakes?

No!!!: Talk to your dr, ask to see a dietitian or find a clinical lipidologist (dr. Board certified in lipid disorders) to help you. A high protein diet is hard on the kidneys and cannot be maintained for life, which is how long you want your lipids to be good. Consider omnivores dilemma or in defense of food. Also go to lipid. Org to find a lipid specialist near you. Healthy for life is the goal. ...Read more

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38yr old female 5' 1" 136lbs total lipid panel 236 trig 82 HDL 76 vldl 16 LDL is 144↑ I avoid fried/greasy foods & most sugar water/coffee only. Why?

38yr old female 5' 1" 136lbs total lipid panel 236 trig 82 HDL 76 vldl 16 LDL is 144↑ I avoid fried/greasy foods & most sugar water/coffee only. Why?

Lipid panel: Blame it on genetics. Unfortunately many lipid panel abnormalities are difficult to pin down as to root cause. Good dietary analysis of other foods, like protein and carbs is also in order. Sometimes simple adjustments to diet can make the difference. But pretty good HDL on this report. ...Read more

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36 M with EKG, echo stress, lipids no fam his no smoke. Every body pain I think I have a heart problem. Citalopram makes it better. What else to do?

36 M with EKG, echo stress, lipids no fam his no smoke. Every body pain I think I have a heart problem. Citalopram makes it better. What else to do?

Need: Also counseling on how to deal with unrealistic fear or anxiety. Do not allow your thoughts to concentrate on the possibility of a heart attack rather on the facts that it is rear for your age and with normal tests, and your efforts to live a healthy life style and avoiding other modifiable risk factors. Once you have done all you can then tell yourself that it is needless to worry. ...Read more

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Too many lipids, what to do?

Diet and exercise: Statins are recommended for elevated cholesterol but if you can reduce the statin dosage with less toxic omega 3 in fish oil either dietary supplement or prescription vascepa. ...Read more

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What is a fasting lipids test?

What is a fasting lipids test?

Cholesterol, TG Test: The standard lipid panel measures levels of blood cholesterol and triglycerides (tg). These lipids are carried in the circulation by various lipoprotein particles such as tg rich vldl and cholesterol rich LDL and hdl. Tg is used to estimate vldl concentration, while the cholesterol carried in LDL and HDL (ldl-c and hdl-c) is used to estimate LDL and HDL particle concentrations. ...Read more

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Lipid levels high. What to do?

Talk to your: Doctor about the next steps. There are various types and levels of severity of lipid disorders. You may need dietary/lifestyle modifications, medications, or both. Or you can re-submit with more specific info. ...Read more

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Question about my lipid profile?

Nonspecific: Need the details of your lipid profile, and ideally, in addition, other details of your health history, as cannot determine the impact of a lipid profile out of context of an individual's health status. ...Read more

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What are the functions of lipids?

Several: Lipids include triglycerides and cholesterol. Triglycerides are tiny droplets of fat in the bloodstream. They are formed from fat absorbed from intestines. It is how your body moves fat from your intestines to other parts of body for storage.
Cholesterol is vital to life, and is used to make cell membranes (the casing of cells) and hormones like testosterone and others.

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Please explain the role of lipids?

High levels: Epidemioloigcally, elevated lipid levels are associated with the development of arteriosclerosis which is the underlying cause of heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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Why are lipids important in a diet?

Cell membrane: ...integrity. Cells need some lipids as building blocks for cell membrane stnthesis ...Read more

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How do lipids keep our cells healthy?

The cell membrane: Is made of lipids. The membrane is like a plastic bag that holds the cell contents inside. Without lipids, there would be no flexible cells, and as a result no humans or any other animals for that matter.

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What is a lipid nmr? When is it needed?

What is a lipid nmr? When is it needed?

MRI of LDL/check-up.: This profile is a special test that uses nuclear magnetic resonance or NMR to observe the amount and type (s) of your LDL particles in your body, along with vldl and hdl. With this, your doctor can make more accurate treatment decisions. Since about 50% of heart attacks occur in those with good readings, and the risk goes up with issues like diabetes, and high blood pressure, it is wise to do it. ...Read more

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What is the significance of lipid profile?

Predicts events.: Lipid profile tells you about risk for future heart / blood vessel disease. Smoking, hypertension, diabetes and lipids are modifiable risk factors. Non modifiable risk factors are male sex, getting older and having family history of early heart disease. At your age there is virtually no contribution of lipids to mortality within the next 20 years unless numbers very high or many risk factors. ...Read more

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Why is consuming too many lipids bad for you?

Why is consuming too many lipids bad for you?

Yes: Too much lipid/fat consumption can lead to obesity due to high calorie content of fat. It can also lead to high blood lipid, heart and vascular disease. ...Read more

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Can you measure your lipid levels? If so how?

Can you measure your lipid levels? If so how?

Routine blood test: It is better to have a high HDL and a low LDL. HDL is the good and LDL is the bad cholesterol. Doctors want a patient's total cholesterol divided by HDL to be less than 3.0. Avoiding animal fats should lower one's LDL. One's triglycerides (TG) should not be high either. Avoiding sugar and avoiding simple carbohydrates should lower one's TG. ...Read more

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What is the primary form of lipid in the diet?

What is the primary form of lipid in the diet?

Variable: Could be highly variable and depends on your diet. Fat regardless of its form is mostly broken down to its more basic forms for absorption. ...Read more