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Lipoproteins

Lipid-protein complexes involved in the transportation and metabolism of lipids in the body. NIH - National Library of Medicine

Terms to know

High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL cholesterol)
HDL cholesterol stands for high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, which is a fat found in the blood that takes extra cholesterol from the blood to the liver for removal. Sometimes called "good" cholesterol.
Lipids
A term for fat in the body. Lipids can be broken down by the body and used for energy.
Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL Cholesterol)
LDL cholesterol stands for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; a fat found in the blood that takes cholesterol around the body to where it is needed for cell repair and also deposits it on the inside of artery walls. Sometimes called "bad" cholesterol.
Metabolism
The chemical changes that take place in a cell or an organism. These changes make energy and the materials cells and organisms need to grow, reproduce, and stay healthy. Metabolism also helps get rid of toxic substances.
Proteins
Proteins are used in the body for cell structure, hormones such as insulin, and other functions.
Very Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (VLDL cholesterol)
VLDL stands for very-low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. A form of cholesterol in the blood. High levels may be related to cardiovascular disease.

Terms to know

High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL cholesterol)
HDL cholesterol stands for high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, which is a fat found in the blood that takes...
Lipids
A term for fat in the body. Lipids can be broken down by the body and used for energy....
Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL Cholesterol)
LDL cholesterol stands for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; a fat found in the blood that takes cholester...
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