Informative write-up on cholesterol types and functions

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Informative write-up on cholesterol types and functions

Postby cjbrooksjc » Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:01 pm

I don't prescribe to everything in this thread, but its a good overview of the sources, values, functions, and types of cholesterol in our bodies. Its an easy read.

**http://www.naturalproductssolution.com/managing-your-cholesterol-naturally.html

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Postby Biologist » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:12 pm

Interesting article, Brooks.

Here is a new concept for me in the following quote about the HDL types (actually they are just different phases of the same molecule, it would seem -- just like for the various LDL types):

"It has been shown that high levels of HDL cholesterol are
inversely related to coronary artery disease risk. However,
what people do not know is that there are different subtypes
of HDl (sic), including HDL-2 and HDL-3. HDL-3 is produced
by the liver and intestines and is responsible for scooping up
free cholesterol from the blood vessel walls. The cholesterol
carried by HDL-3 is chemically modified, forming a larger-
sized subtype, known as HDL-2, or “mature HDL.â€Â
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Postby cjbrooksjc » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:30 pm

Biologist: I agree completely with your observations, though I thought the liver produced not a set amount of cholesterol daily, but an amount required to provide what the body felt was needed after dietary supplementation.

And I found the HDL2 and 3 information engrossing. By the time this sh!+ kills me I will be closing in on a well-informed conclusion. ;)

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