What Is VLDL Cholesterol

There are several types of lipids and cholesterol produced by the body which contains lipoproteins, cholesterol and proteins in sufficient amount.

VLDL or Very Low Density Lipoprotein

is produced by liver which helps in distributing the triglycerides throughout the bloodstream. In the article below we will discuss

VLDL Cholesterol

in detail.

Is VLDL Cholesterol Harmful For The Body?

Very low density lipoprotein is a type of cholesterol which helps in the distribution of the cholesterol throughout the body through the bloodstream. In this process, some part of it is also converted into LDL or bad cholesterol which is responsible for the clogging of the blood vessels and can result in number of health problems. It is because of this reason only that the physicians monitor the levels of VLDL along with LDL and HDL cholesterol levels.

So, LDL and VLDL are considered as the bad cholesterol of the body which can result in higher levels of cholesterol. It is for this reason only that the higher levels of VLDL cholesterol are harmful for the body.

Uses Of VLDL Cholesterol:

VLDL is the main source of energy for the body at the time of prolonged continuous fasting. The presence of higher levels of VLDL is an indication of the presence of the condition called as Hyperlipdemia ( higher levels of cholesterol in the body) which is caused due to some genetic reason or due to the intake of some diet.

Human body converts the eaten calories into triglycerides, in case the body converts excess of the calories than ingested then a condition called as Hypertriglyceridemia (higher levels of triglycerides) is caused.

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