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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Results: Oxidised low density lipoprotein at 5-10 ug/mL increased tissue factor and lectin-like oxidised low density lipoprotein receptor expression, whereas 20-50 ug/mL oxidised low density lipoprotein attenuated tissue factor expression.
Correlation between eGFR and lipid profile shows a significant negative correlation of eGFR with total cholesterol (p= 0.007), triglycerides (p= 0.002), low density lipoproteins (p= 0.000) and very low density lipoproteins (p= 0.002) and positive correlation with high density lipoproteins (p= 0.000).
Shepherd, "The role of small, dense low density lipoprotein (LDL): a new look," International Journal of Cardiology, vol.
According to the results of the dyadic comparison test, the eight-week aerobic exercises has had a positive and significant impact on the rate of total cholesterol, blood sugar, low density lipoprotein and the ratio of high density lipoprotein to low density lipoprotein and it hadn't have a significant effect on the concentration of triglyceride, high density lipoprotein and very low density lipoprotein (table no.
Plasma TAG consisted of TAG from portomicrons, VLDL, low density lipoprotein (LDL) and high density lipoprotein (HDL).
Autooxidation of human low density lipoprotein: loss of polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E and generation of aldehydes.
Serum low density lipoprotein cholesterol was calculated by Frederickson-Friedwald's formula according to which LDL-C = TC-HDL-C-VLDL cholesterol.
Essential role of phospholipase A2 activity in endothelial cell-induced modification of low density lipoprotein. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1985;82:3000-4.
Calculated low density lipoprotein cholesterol levels frequently underestimate directly measured low density lipoprotein cholesterol determinations in patients with serum triglyceride levels < or =4.52 mmol/l: an analysis comparing the LipiDirect magnetic LDL assay with the Friedewald calculation.
Continuous monitoring of in vitro oxidation of human low density lipoprotein. Free Radical Res Commun 1989;6:67-75.
It prevents oxidation of low density lipoproteins ( LDL cholesterol) and thus prevents it from sticking to the arterial walls.

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