Animal products containing solid fats also contain dietary cholesterol. Saturated fats and trans fats tend to raise “bad” (LDL) cholesterol levels in the blood. Explain why LDL is considered a “bad” cholesterol.
Explain the consequences of excess cholesterol in the bloodstream?
Why is HDL considered a “good” cholesterol?
How can you boost your HDL?
Do HDL levels differ between men and women?
Discuss how the absence of LDL receptors leads to atherosclerosis?
What other uses or therapeutic potential could you envision for lipoproteins in the body?