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Cholesterol

Cholesterol and blood lipids

Learn more about cholesterol and blood lipids including fatty acids, tryglycerides, phospholipids and lipoproteins that transport biological compounds between tissues.

Cholesterol production in the body

Most of the cholesterol in your body doesn’t come from the food you eat, but is produced in the body itself. Here’s how this fairly complex process works.

The lipoproteins: HDL and LDL

Ever heard your doctor making reference to HDL and LDL cholesterol? Learn more about these lipoproteins that transport fats through the bloodstream.

Measuring lipoproteins

The lipoproteins have historically been the focus of research into the causes of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease.

What are the blood lipids?

Most people know about cholesterol, an important type of fat (lipid) in the blood. But there are other kinds of lipids that are also important to take note of.

The triglycerides

When you get your cholesterol numbers checked, one of the values will refer to your triglyceride level. Learn more about this type of fat.

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