Gabe Biggs

What are LDL and HDL?   LDL cholesterol makes up the majority of the body’s cholesterol.LDL is responsible for transporting cholesterol to cellsHDL's job is to absorbs cholesterol and carry it back to the liver, which then takes it out of the body.  HDL is responsible for removing excess cholesteraol from the bold stream ad transporting it to the lever. Too much cholesterol in the blood can cause build up in the arteries.

How do LDL and HDL differ structurally?

LDL is what transports cholesterol to the cells. Approximately 50 percent of the weight of an LDL particle is cholesterol and only 25 percent is protein.

HDL regulates cholesterol in the blood High density lipoprotein structure as well as function.

Why do doctors monitor the concentrations of LDL and HDL in patients blood?   While getting your blood tested LDL and HDL are both checked along with other things because they are used to find out if the patient has a risk of heart disease.

How are the concentrations of LDL and HDL associated with the risk for heart disease and associated disorder?    LDL can result in plaque buildup on arterial walls which can ultimately result in hardening of the arteries.This then can lead to heart diseases. Then  LDL, higher HDL levels can actually lower the risk of heart disease.

What other molecules in a patients blood are monitored along with LDL and HDL?- triglycerides - blood sugar level - total cholesterol

What do the results of a cholesterol test mean? How do patients interpret each valve?    In addition to measuring the total cholesterol in your blood, the standard cholesterol test measures three specific kinds of fat LDL , HDL, and Tryglicerides

What can a patients do o change levels of LDL and HDL in their blood?They can change what they eat on a regular basis. Having High cholesterol increases you chances of having a heart disease.  

How does intake and unsaturated, saturated, and trans fat affect cholesterol levels and overall health?     For a healthy body, between 20 and 35 percent of your total daily calories should come from fat.

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