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What is the relationship between lipids, dietary cholesterol and dietary fats?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: All related

Lipids are a general term .
When we get a lipid profile, we get a total cholesterol, a triglyceride level , a low density level cholesterol and a high desity cholestrerol level. High dietary cholesterol will increase total cholesterol and its sub fractions. Dietary fats will usually be reflected in your triglycerides.

In brief: All related

Lipids are a general term .
When we get a lipid profile, we get a total cholesterol, a triglyceride level , a low density level cholesterol and a high desity cholestrerol level. High dietary cholesterol will increase total cholesterol and its sub fractions. Dietary fats will usually be reflected in your triglycerides.
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Doug Hansen
Family Medicine

In brief: Complex.

It is most important to remember than dietary sources tend to account for only 10 to 20% of our circulating cholesterol, the remainder is manufactured by the liver according to genetic tendiencies.
However when looking at dietary sources, saturated and trans fats tend to have the most substantial correllation with lipid levels, followed by dietary cholesterol.

In brief: Complex.

It is most important to remember than dietary sources tend to account for only 10 to 20% of our circulating cholesterol, the remainder is manufactured by the liver according to genetic tendiencies.
However when looking at dietary sources, saturated and trans fats tend to have the most substantial correllation with lipid levels, followed by dietary cholesterol.
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