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What are lipoproteins?

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Lipoprotein is a substance that carries cholesterol throughout your system. There are 2 main kinds:

1. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL). It’s often called the “bad cholesterol.”

2. High-density lipoprotein (HDL). That’s the “good cholesterol.”

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. “Your Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol With TLC.”

Press Release, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. “What is Cholesterol?”

American Heart Association. “Good vs. Bad Cholesterol.”

Cleveland Clinic. “Cholesterol and Nutrition – TLC.”

Mayo Clinic, “Weight loss: What are the options?”

American College of Cardiology, “High Cholesterol: The TLC Diet.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 01, 2016

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SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. “Your Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol With TLC.”

Press Release, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. “What is Cholesterol?”

American Heart Association. “Good vs. Bad Cholesterol.”

Cleveland Clinic. “Cholesterol and Nutrition – TLC.”

Mayo Clinic, “Weight loss: What are the options?”

American College of Cardiology, “High Cholesterol: The TLC Diet.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 01, 2016

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