LDL cholesterol is "low density" because it has a
low amount of protein and a lot of fat. The LDL molecules carry
cholesterol from the liver to the other parts of the body, and if
there are too many of them, they store the cholesterol and fat in
various arteries throughout the body. When there is too much of
it, it constantly builds up in the walls of your arteries until a
blockage occurs. This is why it is bad. If LDL levels are too
high, it means that too much cholesterol is being transported and
deposited in your arteries , and you will be at risk for CHD.
The triglycerides are considered as the ugly lipid. These
are the fat cells that are stored all over your body, usually
coming from dietary fat, being absorbed through the small
intestine and transported through the bloodstream. If there isn't
enough fat in your diet, your body will make the carbohydrate
"sugars" into triglycerides for long term storage in
your ass, thighs, love handles, or the fleshy places at the backs
of your arms. It has many favorite storage areas, including the
coronary arteries, making high triglyceride levels another suspect
risk factor for CHD. And we have the liver to thank for it !
Can't I just have my liver removed?
. . . and if I have a headache, can't I just have my brain
rernoved? Shut up. Why do we have cholesterol at all if it's bad,
right? Strange evolutionary trait, to produce something which
eventually kills us. You'd think that crap would die off , and
everybody' s arteries would be clean as a whistle. Unfortunately,
we need cholesterol to live. It is present in cell walls or
membranes everywhere in the body.It is needed to produce many
natural hormones,including sexual hormones ,as well as vitamin D
and bile acids which help us to digest fat, all of which are
required sustain the body, and human life on the planet in
So, yeah, it's kind of important, and you have to keep your
liver. But only a very small amount of cholesterol is needed
in the bloodstream, and the excessive
amounts present in the vast majority of adults in North America
today are being systematically stored in the arteries. leading to
CHD. The direct link between CHD and high blood cholesterol has
been suspected and anecdotally known for some time, but it was
finally confimed in 1984 by the " Lipid Research Clinics-
Coronary Prinlary Prevention Trial. " The evidence is in, and
the facts have to be faced.
How does high cholesterol occur?
Plain and simple, high cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia,
comes from eating foods which are high in saturated fats and
cholesterol. What is the most common source of both? Animal
products: all meats, cheeses, milk, eggs, etc. We are eating more
of them now than at any other time in the history of the world.
Big mystery . huh?
There are other peripheral cause that are related to various
diseases or disorders that your doctor would be all over like
white on rice. We're talking very low numbers here. Do not delude
yourself, the main cause of high cholesterol is eating the beasts
of the world and their various ovulations and mammary
secretions. Welcome to reality.