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What's the difference between HDL and ldl?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Cholesterol

High-density lipoprotein is known as "good" cholesterol.
Low-density lipoprotein is known as "bad" cholesterol. Thought that HDL tends to carry cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver, where it's passed from the body. Ldl can slowly build up in the inner walls of the arteries that supply the heart and brain, with other substances, it can form plaque (thick & hard) in the arteries.

In brief: Cholesterol

High-density lipoprotein is known as "good" cholesterol.
Low-density lipoprotein is known as "bad" cholesterol. Thought that HDL tends to carry cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver, where it's passed from the body. Ldl can slowly build up in the inner walls of the arteries that supply the heart and brain, with other substances, it can form plaque (thick & hard) in the arteries.
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: Cardiovascular Risk

Cholesterol is transported in the blood inside carrier vehicles called lipoprotein particles.
Following entry into the artery wall low density lipoprotein (ldl) particles directly promote development of atherosclerosis ("hardening of the arteries") and increase risk for heart attack and stroke. High density lipoprotein (HDL) particles work in several ways to decrease atherosclerosis.

In brief: Cardiovascular Risk

Cholesterol is transported in the blood inside carrier vehicles called lipoprotein particles.
Following entry into the artery wall low density lipoprotein (ldl) particles directly promote development of atherosclerosis ("hardening of the arteries") and increase risk for heart attack and stroke. High density lipoprotein (HDL) particles work in several ways to decrease atherosclerosis.
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