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High-density lipoproteins (HDL) is one of the 5 major groups of lipoproteins (chylomicrons, VLDL, IDL, LDL, HDL) which enable lipids like cholesterol and triglycerides to be transported within the water based blood stream. In healthy individuals, about thirty percent of blood cholesterol is carried by HDL.

It is hypothesized that HDL can remove cholesterol from atheroma within arteries and transport it back to the liver for excretion or re-utilization-which is the main reason why HDL-bound cholesterol is sometimes called "good cholesterol", or HDL-C. A high level of HDL-C seems to protect against cardiovascular diseases, and low HDL cholesterol levels (less than 40 mg/dL) increase the risk for heart disease. When measuring cholesterol, any contained in HDL particles is considered as protection to the body's cardiovascular health, in contrast to "bad" LDL cholesterol. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, High density lipoprotein

Basic Part Properties

Part Display Name
Cholesterol in HDL
Part Type
Divisors (Divisors only)
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Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 胆固醇.HDL 之中的
Synonyms: HDL 之中的胆固醇
fr-CA French (Canada) HDL cholestérol
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) kolesterool.HDL
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Colesterol HDL
it-IT Italian (Italy) HDL
Synonyms: Colesterolo in HDL
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) HDL
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Холестерол.в ЛПВП
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) HDL
fr-BE French (Belgium) HDL cholestérol
pl-PL Polish (Poland) cholesterol, lipoproteiny wysokiej gęstości (HDL)