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Ashley Smith

on 25 April 2011

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Transcript of Cholesterol.

Types of Cholesterol; What's LDL? LDL is the bad type of cholesterol. What's HDL? HDL is the good type of cholesterol What's bad about LDL? Too much in arteries can block blood flow to brain and heart. What's HDL good for? Protecting against cardiovascular disease How much of LDL is too much? 190 mg/dL and above is very high in LDL What's a good amount of LDL? Less than 100 mg/dL is a non-harmful amount Bad amount of HDL? Less than 50 mg/dL for men
Less than 40 mg/dL for women - major risk for cardiovascular disease Good amount of HDL? Above 60 mg/dL - protected against heart diease Changes to lower LDL eat healthy
physical activity
lose weight [if needed] Triglyceride - the third molecule measured in blood High triglyceride levels = high cholesterol, high LDL & low HDL Triglycerides; Risks of LDL? Heart attack
Stroke Heart attacks and strokes can lead you to a hopsital bed <- How to raise HDL? exersise
eating healty hdl molecule ldl molecule Lipoproteins contain a center consisting of triglycerides Phospholipids are a type of lipid that is a major component of all cell membranes
Structure Functions LDL- LDL carries most of the cholesterol in the blood HDL- Carries cholesterol to the liver
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