By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Describe the function and role of lipids in the body
- Describe the process of lipid digestion and absorption
- Describe tools and approaches for balancing your diet with lipids
- 5.10: Understanding Blood Cholesterol and Heart Attack Risk
- You may have heard of the abbreviations LDL and HDL with respect to heart health. These abbreviations refer to low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL), respectively. Lipoproteins are characterized by size, density, and composition. As the size of the lipoprotein increases, the density decreases. This means that HDL is smaller than LDL. Why are they referred to as “good” and “bad” cholesterol? What should you know about these lipoproteins?
- 5.E: Lipids (Exercises)
- Exercises to accompany the Zimmerman Textmap for Chapter 5 "Lipids."