Lipoprotein plays a critical role in transporting various essential nutrients in our bodies. HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein), LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein), and VLDL (Very-Low-Density Lipoprotein) are three major types that carry cholesterols and triglycerols. By carrying cholesterols, they are sometimes considered as cholesterols HDL-c, LDL-c, and VLDL-c. Wait a second, don’t be frightened by these two monsters yet. Although cholesterol and triglycerol are both notorious for their potential causing of cardiovascular diseases, they are actually considered as essential elements for mammalians as long as being kept under regular amounts.
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