How the body uses cholesterol for ...
- Cholesterol maintains the structure and shape of the of the cell membrane.
- Cholesterol is vital to the brain and nervous system.It covers axons to help conduct the electrical impulses that make movement, sensation, thinking, learning,possible.
- Cholesterol synthesizes bile acids. Bile acids are essential for the absorption of fat from the small intestines. The bile acids work like a detergent to break down and emulsify fat into microscopic droplets.
- Your body must have vitamin D to absorb calcium and promote bone growth. Too little vitamin D results in soft bones in children
- ALL of your steroid hormones are synthesized from cholesterol, including all of the sex and adrenal hormones
- Not only is cholesterol not bad, it is one of the most vitally important substances inside of your body. Every cell of your body is made from it, and
- LDL is increased risk of heart disease and HDL can have adverse health effect.
- LDL is a combination of fats and proteins and having too much of the wrong type of blood is HDL. Their composition is structured and function differently.
- During a blood test, both LDL and HDL are monitored to evaluate the patient’s risk of heart disease.
- Other molecules monitored along with LDL and HDL in a patient's blood include triglycerides, low density lipoproteins, and high density lipoproteins. Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the bloodstream inside of cholesterol molecules, therefore, high levels of triglyceride increase the risk for heart disease.
- Your test report will show your cholesterol levels in milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL).
- A healthy diet with reduced fat and cholesterol will increase HDL levels and decrease LDL levels. Saturated fat intake should be limited 7% or less of total calories, cholesterol should be 200 mg per day or less, and Omega 3 fatty acids will increase HDL levels.
- Saturated fat and trans fat raise blood cholesterol levels, increasing a person's risk of developing heart disease. Unsaturated fats: These fats are in a liquid form when at room temperature and in the refrigerator.
- unsaturated fats
An unsaturated fat is a fat or fatty acid in which there is at least one double bond within the fatty acid chain.
Examples of foods containing a high portion of saturated fat include animal fat, fatty meats, and certain vegetables products.
Artificial trans fats are created in an industrial process that adds hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils to make them more solid.
A compound of the stereol type found in most body tissues.