HDL vs. LDL Cholesterol: Difference and How to Learn
Health has gradually become a public concern, and today we introduce LDL & HDL.
HDL vs. LDL Cholesterol:
There are two types of lipoproteins carrying cholesterol in and out of cells, low-density lipoprotein(LDL) and high-density lipoprotein(HDL).
Of these, HDL cholesterol can be considered "good" cholesterol because healthy levels protect against heart attacks and strokes.
LDL is a microscopic spot composed of the outer edge of lipoprotein and the cholesterol center. When it becomes part of the plaque, it can cause the buildup of fat in the arteries (atherosclerosis). Narrows the arteries and makes heart attack, stroke, and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) more likely. So it is generally considered "bad" cholesterol.
HDL carries LDL (bad) cholesterol from the arteries back to the liver, where LDL is broken down and excreted from the body. But high-density lipoprotein cholesterol does not completely eliminate low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Only one-third to one-quarter of blood cholesterol is carried by HDL.
Moreover, high triglyceride levels combined with high LDL (bad) cholesterol or low HDL (good) cholesterol are linked to the buildup of fat in the walls of arteries, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Note: Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in the body, which store excess energy from your diet.
What's our LDL comparison model?
Our Low-Density Lipoprotein Blood Vessel Model is an LDL container simulation model. It is designed for patient education or doctor-patient communication. Clearly display blood vessels 3 conditions, normal, fibrous plaque, and combined plaque. Help people better understand the damage of LDL to blood vessels more easily. Improve people's awareness of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, diabetes, and other diseases, and pay attention to the daily diet.