Anatomy of a Lipoprotein

Cholesterol travels around the bloodstream in bubbles called lipoproteins. Different types of lipoproteins contain different amounts of cholesterol and triglycerides, And they vary greatly in size. HDL is much smaller than LDL, which is much smailer than VLDL other words, here’s a clear example of why having a normal total cholesterol level may not be good enough to prevent heart disease.

Currently, there is no readily available test for RLP-C levels, although as more research emerges on its role in cardiac disease, thal will change

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