Cholesterol And Health

Cholesterol like oil is insoluble in blood and therefore it needs to be carried from one part to other part of the body.  These carriers are called lipoproteins fat (lipid) +protein.  This is of two types. Low density (LDL) and High density (HDL).

LDL Bad cholesterol – It helps to form plaques in the blood vessels, that are hard and makes the vessel thicker and less flexible.

HDL Good cholesterol – This carries the bad ones to liver for breaking down and to be excreted from the body.