Cholesterol, LDL, and HDL

Created by, Justin Madison

What is... LDL and HDL

- LDL(low-density lipoprotein) and HDL(high-density lipoprotein), are to different versions of of carrying proteins that carry cholesterol. Your levels of LDL and HDL can help show doctors whether or not you have certain conditions. When there is too much cholesterol in your blood, it builds up in the walls of your arteries, causing a process called atherosclerosis, a form of heart diseaseTriglycerides, help enable the transferring of LDL and HDL proteins which carry cholesterol.

The Differences between LDL and HDL...

LDL

- Approximately 50 percent of the weight of an LDL particle is cholesterol and only 25 percent is protein.

- Carries cholesterol throughout the body, and can cause cholesterol to build up in your arteries. This could cause the risk of heart disease or strokes, so the higher the concentration the higher the risk.

HDL

- Consists of 20 percent cholesterol by weight and 50 percent protein.

- These particles carry cholesterol away from your heart and other organs and deliver it back to your liver.

- HDL levels you will want above

To determine if your cholesterol score is healthy take your HDL+LDL+ 20 percent of your triglyceride levels. Also try to avoid saturated and trans fats to live more healthier.

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