Very Low Density Lipids

Definition of Very Low Density Lipids:

These are blood transport fats, consisting mainly of triglycerides (made from sugar by the liver) and loosely covered in specialized proteins and phospholipids so they don't dissolve in the blood and the target tissues can recognize them.  Chronic elevation occurs when the tissues cannot absorb them or the liver is overwhelmed by carbohydrates, such as in alcoholism, some hepatitis, and diabetes.

Also: VLDL

Topics Related to Very Low Density Lipids

High Total Cholesterol

...the condition
“...Three main types of lipoproteins exist ... VLDL – very low density lipoprotein...”

LDL/HDL Ratio, High

...the condition
“...Total cholesterol measures the combination of HDL, LDL and VLDL.  Low HDL levels in men and women should be raised, while LDL levels, at least in men, should be lowered...”
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