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April 12, 2023

Very Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Should Be Very Low

Very low-density lipoproteins (VLDLs) are particles in the blood that transport triglycerides and cholesterol. As VLDL releases triglycerides, it transforms into intermediate-density lipoprotein and then low-density lipoprotein (LDL).

The remaining cholesterol in VLDL is called remnant cholesterol, which can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

High VLDL cholesterol is linked to atherosclerosis, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, and liver disease, while low VLDL cholesterol suggests a reduced risk of cardiometabolic disease.

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Tag(s): Biomarkers

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