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Describe the relationship between types of lipoprotein in the blood and heart disease?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Good and bad

Ldl (low density lipoprotein) is associated with developing atherosclerosis which leads to heart attacks and strokes.
The lower it is, the better. Hdl (high density lipoprotein) is inversely correlated with atherosclerosis. The higher it is, the better. Vldl (very low density lipoprotein) doesn't correlate well with heart disease.

In brief: Good and bad

Ldl (low density lipoprotein) is associated with developing atherosclerosis which leads to heart attacks and strokes.
The lower it is, the better. Hdl (high density lipoprotein) is inversely correlated with atherosclerosis. The higher it is, the better. Vldl (very low density lipoprotein) doesn't correlate well with heart disease.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: LDL Drives HDL Stops

Ldl (i.
e. Smallest which are still lower density than water), when not at low concentrations, drive atherosclerosis. Hdl (i.e. Every smaller and higher density than water), if the particles pick up fat from cells overloaded with intracellular fat before they die in the walls of arteries, help prevent atherosclerosis. Ldl is not cholesterol. Hdl is not cholesterol. Ldl-c does not reveal ldl-p, etc.

In brief: LDL Drives HDL Stops

Ldl (i.
e. Smallest which are still lower density than water), when not at low concentrations, drive atherosclerosis. Hdl (i.e. Every smaller and higher density than water), if the particles pick up fat from cells overloaded with intracellular fat before they die in the walls of arteries, help prevent atherosclerosis. Ldl is not cholesterol. Hdl is not cholesterol. Ldl-c does not reveal ldl-p, etc.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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