What Is HDL and LDL?

Good Question, HDL stands for High Density Lipoprotein, and LDL stands for Low Density Lipoprotein.

How do LDL and HDL differ?

LDL deposits cholesterol on artery walls, promoting plaque build up. This is why it is known as the "bad one".

HDL on the other hand takes the Cholesterol deposits from the artery walls to the liver for processing. This is the "good one".

why do doctors monitor the concentrations in patients blood?

Having too much LDL is very dangerous, for it can increase cholesterol

How are the concentrations of LDL and HDL associated with the risk for heart disease and associated disorders

Having an imbalanced diet can cause an increase in LDL which deposites plaque into your arteries causing clogs. They provide how healthy your body is

what other molecules in a patients blood are monitored along with LDL and HDL

Cholesterol is a simple example

What do results of cholesterol tests mean? how do patients interpret each value

testing for cholesterol level usually means you have high Cholesterol levels which is bad. you want to be around 190 mg/dL total cholesterol to be considered healthy.

what can patients do to change the levels of LDL and HDL in their blood

Consuming of less fatty foods such as fast food restaurants. Eat more Fruits and Vegetables, variatize your meals. exercise always helps.

how does intake of unsaturated, saturated, and trans fats affect cholesterol levels and overall health

Saturated fat should be the only fat you ingest on a regular basis. Unsaturated fat is located in junk foods such as Lays. Trans fat also located in junk food and fast food which causes higher cholesterol.

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