The Role of Low Density Lipoproteins in the Body

Taylor Craft


Obesity has been an ever growing problem in today’s western society. A large number of chronic diseases are directly correlated with nutrition and what we put into our bodies. Trans-fats have been a constant problem with today’s society and there are many negative aspects that come with the consumption of this lipoprotein. LDL cholesterol has negative effects on our bodies and is most specifically correlated with Atherosclerosis. It plays a huge role in the pathophysiology of disease. High amounts of LDL lead to hardening of the blood vessels in the body along with a greater risk for obesity. Huge strides have been made in order to cut back on the consumption of trans-fats in our country, but it is still a problem we deal with every day.

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