Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) - known as the 'bad' cholesterol, this one does the opposite of the HDL and takes cholesterol from the liver and deposits it in the arteries causing a narrowing over time.
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) - this is known as the 'good' cholesterol and its function is to vacuum up all the bad cholesterol and take it to the liver where it is excreted from the body.
Regular activity helps increase high-density lipoproteins (good cholesterol) and decrease low-density lipoprotein, contributing to an overall healthier blood lipid profile.
Another lipoprotein, very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL), carries harmful fats known as triglycerides but does not carry a significant amount of cholesterol.
LDL is the lipoprotein known as bad cholesterol because it consists primarily of cholesterol and is most associated with the development of vascular disease.
The group that lowered their fat consumption had decreased levels of low-density lipoprotein, better known as LDL cholesterol, and reduced blood pressure.
Management of high cholesterol-especially high LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels-high blood pressure and diabetes can help reduce the risk of a stroke.
LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol found in fatty foods can cause serious problems in the heart and in the arteries.
On the other hand high-density lipoprotein, HDL, carries the cholesterol away from the arteries.
High LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is a major precursor of vascular disease and heart disease.