Tag: High Density Lipoproteins

All about lipid panels

All about lipid panels

Lipid is merely another word for ‘fat’ and generally refers to those fatty acids, or their derivatives, which are insoluble in water. Lipids are found in the bloodstream and stored in body tissue – they are essential for healthy, normal bodily functions and are an important part of cell makeup. A lipid panel therefore is [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Cholesterol, HDL, and LDL

Cholesterol, HDL, and LDL

The terms used in the medical world for high cholesterol and the types that you can suffer on can be confusing. So what do they all mean? While we all know we are supposed to keep our cholesterol levels down, and we may even have heard about HDL and LDL, it’s probably safe to say [...]

November 12, 2012 More