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    what are the effects for excess LDL and HDL on the body?
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    LDL is the bad cholesterol, which looks like it can deposit in arteries really easily, causing those plaques you hear about when people talk about coronary artery disease. Blood clots are more likely to develop around these deposits....and they are just bad news for narrowing blood vessels.

    HDL is the "good" cholesterol. At the moment the prevailing theory, iirc, is that HDL cholesterol helps shuttle LDL to the liver for removal. So it kinda counteracts some of its negative effects.
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    (Original post by D.SHA64)
    what are the effects for excess LDL and HDL on the body?
    If you search for this question in this forum, you'll find the exact same question and a comprehensive answer from one or two people.
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    (Original post by QuentinM)
    LDL is the bad cholesterol, which looks like it can deposit in arteries really easily, causing those plaques you hear about when people talk about coronary artery disease. Blood clots are more likely to develop around these deposits....and they are just bad news for narrowing blood vessels.
    Do you know if marks are awarded for mentioning that LDL in particular is responsible for atherosclerosis? Or would "fatty deposits" be a more acceptable term to use?
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    (Original post by narcolepsee)
    Do you know if marks are awarded for mentioning that LDL in particular is responsible for atherosclerosis? Or would "fatty deposits" be a more acceptable term to use?

    Plaques would probably be the better term....havent seen a question like this in a while so i cant say for certain
 
 
 
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