Why Cholesterol, LDL, and HDL are Important to You!
LDL and HDL: Most of cholesterol is LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein), it carries cholesterol into the blood stream and away from the liver. HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) takes the cholesterol back to the liver so it can be broken down.
HDL contains a lot of protein where as LDL contains very little protein.
Why Does it Matter: The reason why doctors monitor a persons LDL and HDL is because it gives them an understanding of your health condition and if your in danger for a cardiovascular disease.
LDL is the main source of artery clogging plaque, HDL works to clear the cholesterol from out bodies so if the levels of these are not stable then it could lead to disease.
Anything Else: Not only are LDL and HDL levels monitored in blood but so are the Triglycerides level.
What do the Results mean?:
Those are the normal ranges your cholesterol and other blood measurements should look like.
What can you do to Help with the Results: Exercise, Healthy diet, limit cholesterol levels.
Remember: Fats can be good in healthy amounts but when in bad amounts it may promote disease