Low density lipoprotein


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Low density lipoprotein (LDL)

A fraction of total serum lipids, the so called "bad" cholesterol.
Mentioned in: Hypercholesterolemia

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Q. How can I increase my HDL cholesterol levels? My Doctor told me that my cholesterol levels are not good and that I should lower my LDL and higher my HDL. I understand how to lower the cholesterol, but how can I increase the HDL?

A. a good way is to eat boiled fish, and instead of regular oil, add olive oil to your salad.

Q. Improving High Triglycerides I take Tricor for high triglyceride levels; I have a healthy level of total cholesterol, with low LDL, very good HDL. I am now being treated for hypothyroidism, but my doctor says that it's also genetic (I had almost the exact same level number as my brother). How can I work to get my triglycerides under control?

A. High level of triglycerides are generally both genetic and diet related. If you are consuming a high fat containing diet then your level of triglycerides will be increased. On the other hand, regardless of your good cholesterol levels, if you start lowering the amount of fat in your food (less oil, less sweets, less red meat) and combine it with physical activity you can lower your triglycerides level, especially if you are already on medications.

Q. Does wight loss lowers cholesterol? I'm 5'5, 175 lbs, 40 years-old man. After my doctor found that I have high LDL cholesterol, I was advised to try to lower my weight in order to reduce my cholesterol levels. Otherwise I'll have to start taking medications. Can it really do something? As far as I know, cholesterol level are pretty much a genetic thing, and one can be very thin but still have high cholesterol levels.

A. One of the best things you should do is to take a good multivitamin multimineral supplement. And of course, changing your lifestyle. Supplementing your diet with vitamins can help you reduce your LDL cholesterol levels and increase HDL. Also, increase your intake of omega 3 fatty acids, but make sure that you know the source they are from before taking them.

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Although the rate of positive effectiveness in most of the research variables was obtained by using the dyadic comparison test (dependent t), but after comparing the control and empirical groups in the post-test, except for low density lipoprotein, none of the other variables have shown a significant difference.
In their research which was done on kids and teenagers, the impact of active life on the high density and low density lipoproteins, total cholesterol, triglyceride and also the ratio of these factors to one another were seen to the desirable extent and the effects of aerobic exercises on the damaging cardiovascular factors wasn't significant and Rahman Nejad et al [6], in a research, reviewed the effect of submaximal aerobic exercise on the response of the lipoproteins of the plasma of the blood of diabetic men.
Changes in lipoprotein metabolism and body composition in chickens in response to divergent selection for plasma very low density lipoprotein concentration.
Characterisation and metabolic fate of two very low density lipoprotein subfractions separated by heparin-Sepharose chromatography.
Association of backfat thickness with postheparin lipoprotein lipase activity and very low density lipoprotein subfractions.
Heterogeneity of very low density lipoprotein metabolism in hyperlipidemic subjects.
Suppression by diets rich in fish oil of very low density lipoprotein production in man.

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