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Triglyceride[s]: fatty components of blood.

LDL cholesterol[edit]

LDL, commonly known as “bad cholesterol”, is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. LDL cholesterol transports cholesterol particles throughout your body.

LDL cholesterol is produced naturally by the body, but eating a diet high in saturated fat, trans fats, and cholesterol can increase your LDL levels. Elevated LDL levels are associated with diabetes, hypertension, hypertriglyceridemia, and atherosclerosis. 

HDL, also known as “good cholesterol”, is associated with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. HDL cholesterol carries cholesterol from other parts of your body back to your liver and then removes the cholesterol from the body.

HDL can be increased by tobacco use, obesity, inactivity, hypertriglyceridemia, diabetes, high carbohydrate diet, medication side effects BETA-BLOCKERS, androgenic steroids, corticosteroids, progestogens, thiazide diuretics, retinoic acid derivatives, oral estrogens.   

Triglyceride level is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and/or metabolic syndrome. 

Hyperlipidemia is abnormally elevated levels of any or all lipids (fats, cholesterol, or triglycerides) or lipoproteins in blood.

The term hyperlipidemia refers to the laboratory finding itself and is also used as an umbrella term covering any of various acquired or genetic disorders that result in that finding.

Triglycerides are tri-esters consisting of a glycerol bound to three fatty acid molecules. Alcohols have a hydroxyl (HO–) group. Organic acids have a carboxyl (–COOH) group.

Alcohols and organic acids join to form esters. The glycerol molecule has three hydroxyl (HO–) groups and each fatty acid has a carboxyl group (–COOH). In triglycerides, the hydroxyl groups of the glycerol join the carboxyl groups of the fatty acid to form ester bonds.

For human nutrition, an important classification of fats is based on the number and position of double bonds in the constituent fatty acids.

Saturated fat has a predominance of saturated fatty acids without any double bonds, unsaturated fat has predominantly unsaturated acids with double bonds.


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