Cholesterol

Aubree Melton

What other molecules are monitored in your blood along with HDL and LDL?

Lipoprotein analysis measures HDL and LDL levels, but it also gives results on other molecule levels, such as, total cholesterol and triglyceride levels. (WebMD)
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What do the results of a cholesteol test mean? How do you interpret each value?

Cholesterol levels are measured in Milligrams of cholesterol per deciliter. A desirable level of total cholesterol should be below 200 mg/dL. Near ideal level for your LDL should be 100-129 mg/dL. For HDL, the best level you can have is 60 mg/dL and above. If your triglyceride level is below 150, you're in good shape. (Mayo Clinic)

What can you do to change the levels of HDL and LDL in your blood?

Medications, diet, exercise and weight loss can all help to improve your levels of HDL and LDL in your blood. This also helps improve your risk for heart disease. (WebMD)
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How does the intake of saturatd, unaturated, and trans fat affect cholesterol levels and over all health?

Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat can help improve cholesterol levels. Saturated fats is the main cause of high LDL cholesterol. Trans fat can increase your LDL and lower your HDL. An unhealthy amount of any of these types of cholesterol can increase your chance to get heart disease. (SFGATE)

Documentation of Sour

Mayo Clinic. (N.D.). Diseases and conditions high cholesterol. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/cholesterol-levels/art-20048245


SFGATE. (N.D.). How fats affect your body. Retrieved from http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/fats-affect-body-3440.html


WebMD. (N.D.). Cholesterol and triglycerides tests. Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/cholesterol-and-triglycerides-tests


WebMD. (N.D.). Treatment and care. Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/guide/cholesterol-management-treatment-care