Cholesterol is carried in the blood by molecules called lipoproteins. This combination of proteins and cholesterol is called a lipoprotein. We can find different types of cholesterol based on what type of cholesterol the lipoprotein carries. They are the above:

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL): LDL also known as “bad,” cholesterol transports cholesterol particles throughout your body. It builds up in the walls of your arteries, making them hard and narrow.

Very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL): VLDL contains the most triglycerides, a type of fat, that is attached to the proteins in your blood, which increases size of  LDL cholesterol,causing your blood vessels to narrow.

High-density lipoprotein (HDL): HDL also known as “good,” cholesterol picks up excess cholesterol and carries it back to your liver.