food and nutrition

Bad Cholesterol

Question: What is the difference between good and bad cholesterol? I know they are ldl and hdl, but how are they different? pictures or diagrams would be good :) Also y is 1 good and 1 bad? Y cant they just add more good cholesterol to our food?

Answer: High Density Lipids(HDL) is the good cholesterol. Think of it like a pin cushion. This one is full of pins and can't retain any more fat from you diet. Low Density Lipids(LDL) is the empty pin cushion or bad cholesterol. It has plenty of receptors for fat to attach to. Too much of this in the blood causes atherosclerosis or blockages in the arteries.

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