two types of cholesterol?

what are the two types of cholesterol in humans? please help; it’s urgent -.-

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  • Agnodice

    All cholesterol is the same, but it can travel in different lipoproteins, such as LDL and HDL. The cholesterol content is the same, but HDL and LDL vary in the type of proteins in their structure. LDL is considered the bad lipoprotein, because elevated LDL is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. LDL basically carries the cholesterol from the liver to the cells in the body and can become deposited in the atherosclerotic plaques in arteries. HDL is considered to be the good lipoprotein, because elevated HDL reduces the risk of heart disease. HDL carries cholesterol from the peripheral cells back to the liver to be metabolized.

  • Low density lipoprotein (LDL, the bad cholesterol)

    High density lipoprotein (HDL, the good cholesterol)

  • Steve B

    HDL and LDL……………..

  • there is HDL which is the good cholesterol

    and then there is LDL which is the bad cholesterol..I call it Little Devils so that I can remember which is which

  • Bco4th6th

    There’s the cholesterol that is used by the brain and the cells for proper function and there’s the cholesterol found in the blood – the so-called "bad" cholesterol.

    But this isn’t bad cholesterol. There’s a reason this gets into the blood – to save your life.

    Doctors don’t recognize dehydration as the cause of health problems unless they can charge $385 or so in the ER to prevent or treat it with an IV in the arm – they’d have to prescribe water, and there’s no profit in doing this.

    When you get dehydrated, the body may borrow water from the blood to inject into the cells. When this happens the blood can become acidic. As the acidic blood is pumped through the arteries, it causes tiny cuts and abrasions that can peel off and cause an embolism in the brain or other organ.

    To prevent this, the body produces cholesterol to act as a patch or band-aid to protect the damaged area until repairs can be made.

    But, again, doctors don’t recognize dehydration as the cause of health problems, so the acidic blood continues to damage the artery walls, requiring more and more cholesterol.

    Perhaps the doctors just ignore the effects of dehydration – because after the arteries become clogged, you go running to them for help. You think maybe they plan it this way?

    Increasing the water and salt intake will correct high cholesterol.

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