LDL and HDLS

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What are LDL's formed from?
they are formed from saturated ftas, protein and Cholesterol
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Why are LDL's bad?
They bind to cell surface receptors which can become saturated leaving the LDL's in the blood
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What are LDL's associated with?
The formation of atherosclerosis
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how should they be maintained?
At low levels
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what are HDL's formed from?
Unsaturated fats, proteins and cholesterol
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Why are HDLs important?
Transport cholesterol from body tissues to liver where it is broken down
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What are HDL's associated with?
reduces blood cholesterol levels, discourages atherosclerosis
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How should HDLs be maintained?
At high levels
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