Bad and Good Cholesterol
LDL cholesterol is considered "bad cholesterol " because it contributes to build up in arteries that can clot them and make them less flexible.
HDL cholesterol is the good Cholesterol because it helps remove the LDL from the clogged arteries
Function and Structure of LDL and HDL
The functions of the two cholesterol differ as well the LDL transports cholesterol through the body and makes protective walls around the cell. While the HDL is in charge of removing cholesterol from the arteries in order to keep them from being clogged.
Why do they need to be monitored?
What can too much cholesterol cause?
What other molecules are monitored along with LDL and HDL?
What do the results of a cholesterol test mean?
What can patients do to change the levels of LDL and HDL in their blood?
Go to this website for more info:http://www.healthline.com/health/high-cholesterol/foods-to-increase-hdl
To lower LDL patients should cut back on process foods(Fast food) and substitute the with some things listed above also get at least 30 min of exercise a couple of times a week.
How does intake of fats affect cholesterol levels and overall health?
Saturated- comes from animal products such as beef ans lamb if you are trying to lower your LDL cutting back on saturated fats will help.
Trans Fat- are in processed food and are bad for your health. They raise your LDL and lower your HDL having too much trans fat puts you at a great risk for heart attack and heart disease.
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How Do LDL and HDL Differ Structurally and Functionally? (2015, September 18). Retrieved from http://www.livestrong.com/article/401250-how-does-ldl-hdl-differ-structurally-functionally/
11 Foods to Increase Your HDL. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.healthline.com/health/high-cholesterol/foods-to-increase-hdl