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Which lipid-carrying particle is considered to be "good" cholesterol?
HDL (High density lipoprotein)
Which lipid-carrying particle is considered to be "bad" cholesterol?
LDL (Low density lipoprotein)
What is VLDL and where is it converted to LDL?
Very low density lipoprotein
converted in the liver and bloodstream (pg 278)to LDL
Name the three types of lipids.
triglycerides
phospholipids
sterols
What is another name for HMG CoA reductase inhibitors?
Statins
What does "HMG CoA" represent and what does HMG CoA reductase do?
hydroxymethlglutaryl-Coenzyme A
serves as the primary regulatory site for cholesterol biosynthesis
Nicotinic acid is also known by the name __________.
niacin
Fibric acid agents work more effectively on which lipid?
triglycerides
Bile acid bindign durgs are effective at lowering which type of cholesterol?
LDL
What is the major physical risk associated with high cholesterol levels?
cardiovascular disease