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Transcript of CHOLESTEROL
Triglycerides are fats in your blood that your body uses for energy. Although it can be a factor for heart disease, it is also can inflame the pancreas as well.
High levels of triglycerides will cause an overload of fat leading to heart diseases.
Saturated vs. Unsaturated
Unsaturated fats can improve HDL levels.
Saturated fats increase LDL levels and puts a patient at a higher risk of heart attack.
Trans Fats are the worst types of fats. They increase LDL levels and decrease HDL levels.
What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a fatty substance discovered in every cell of mammals.
Despite its negative feedback and stereotypes, cholesterol is very much required to be in diets. It is what produces hormones, Vitamin D, and majority of body processes.
HDL, also known as High Denstiy Lipoprotein, are the healthy acids in the blood that removes the LDL acids from the blood.
How does it affect the body.
Cholesterol is good for the body- as long as it is in equilibrium. Too little cholesterol leaves the body in fatigue and too much cholesterol causes heart attack or heart disease.
It's understandable how cholesterol is viewed as an undesired molecule because of the LDL protein. LDL (low-density lipoproteins) cholesterol is what clogs up the arteries. It gradually, but significantly builds up in the arteries and causes abnormal blood flow. Therefore, too much LDL is a major cause for heart diseases.
This disease is the build up of plaque (hardened cholesterol, calcium, fat, and other substances in blood) inside arteries. With this disease, the blood flow is strained to flow normally, thus the problems of the heart gets worse and usually results with more heart issues like heart attacks.
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50% of the weight of an LDL particle is cholesterol and 25% is protein
HDL consists of 50% cholesterol and 50% protein
Contains A-I and A-II proteins
LDL contains B-100 proteins
Doctors monitor a patient's LDL and HDL levels so they know if the patient is at risk of being atherosclerotic