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Does milk contain LDL or HDL cholesterol?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Milk
High in saturated fat thus can raise the ldl.

In brief: Milk
High in saturated fat thus can raise the ldl.
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Neither
It just has cholesterol which the body turns into LDL cholesterol.

In brief: Neither
It just has cholesterol which the body turns into LDL cholesterol.
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Milk fat
Milk fat contains approximately 65% saturated, 30% monounsaturated, and 5% polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Saturated fatty acids are associated with high blood cholesterol; short chain fatty acids are metabolized differently than long chain fatty acids & are not considered to be a factor in heart disease. Conjugated linoleic acid is a trans fatty acid in milkfat that is beneficial to humans —>.

In brief: Milk fat
Milk fat contains approximately 65% saturated, 30% monounsaturated, and 5% polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Saturated fatty acids are associated with high blood cholesterol; short chain fatty acids are metabolized differently than long chain fatty acids & are not considered to be a factor in heart disease. Conjugated linoleic acid is a trans fatty acid in milkfat that is beneficial to humans —>.
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
—> individual fatty acids typically found in milk products are associated with a more favorable LDL profile
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine
In brief: No
Ldl is a particle that carries cholesterol and triglycerides.
It is "bad" because it has the ability to penetrate blood vessels and "dump" cholesterol, thus starting arteriosclerosis. Hdl also carries cholesterol and trigs but it may scoop cholesterol out of blood vessels and is thus "good." milk in large amounts may have an effect on cholesterol but so may other foods and beverages ingested.

In brief: No
Ldl is a particle that carries cholesterol and triglycerides.
It is "bad" because it has the ability to penetrate blood vessels and "dump" cholesterol, thus starting arteriosclerosis. Hdl also carries cholesterol and trigs but it may scoop cholesterol out of blood vessels and is thus "good." milk in large amounts may have an effect on cholesterol but so may other foods and beverages ingested.
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