Essays Tagged: "LDL"

Heart Disease

about heart disease in young healthy men. For a long time it was thought that total cholesterol and LDL (which is defined as the bad cholesterol) are the primary indicators of heart disease. Now it is ...

(1 pages) 11 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

What is cholesterol?

ensity lipoproteins (HDL), which are associated with "good" cholesterol.* Low-density lipoproteins (LDL), which are associated with "bad" cholesterol.* Very-low-density lipoproteins (VLDL), which are ... ol. Chylomicrons are mostly rich in another type of fat (lipid) called triglycerides.High levels of LDL cholesterol have been associated with hardened arteries (atherosclerosis) and coronary artery di ...

(7 pages) 100 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome

r route of elimination of cholesterol is via conversion to the bile acids in the liver.Resins lower LDL and cause an increase in HDL.Resins are non-absorbable compounds that interfere with the enteroh ... and GI distress.Aspirin taken 30 min. prior may prevent flushing.The fibric acid derivatives lower VLDL and triglycerides and increase HDL levels.Drugs include Atromid, Tricor, LopidTricor is very eff ...

(19 pages) 184 0 2.4 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases