LDL "Bad Cholesterol"

What is It?

A low-density lipoprotein.

HDL "Good Cholesterol"

What is it?

A high-density lipoprotein. Helps remove fat from the body.

Lipoprotein: Molecules that carry cholesterol throughout the blood stream

Too much LDL?

Can result in cholesterol plaques, which can lead to heart attacks or strokes

Too much HDL?

Is good, doctors need to make sure that there is enough to have good health

Concentration: LDL

Too much LDL not only leads to plaques, but can also lead to atherosclerosis. Which outs you at a higher risk for a heart attack or stroke.

Concentration: HDL

Having too much HDL can only be good. HDL decreases the risk for cardiovascular disease.



Results of a Cholesterol test

Total Blood Cholesterol/

High risk: 240 mg/dL or above
Borderline high risk: 200-239 mg/dl
Desirable: less that 200 mg/dl


High risk: 190 mg/dl or above


High risk: less than 40 mg/dl

How to change?
1. Eat a healthy diet
2. Maintain a healthy weight
3. Exercise
4. Don't smoke

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