High Density Lipoprotein
What is High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) in terms of Nursing Labs?
Cholesterol is transported via lipoproteins. There are multiple types of lipoproteins and they each have slightly different functions: high-density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein, LDL, very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL). HDL cholesterol is considered the good cholesterol because it travels through the blood picking up extra cholesterol and taking it back to the liver.
What would cause increased levels of High Density Lipoprotein?
- Familial HDL Lipoproteinemia
- Unsaturated fats:
What would cause decreased levels of High Density Lipoprotein?
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Hepatocellular disease:
- Nephrotic Syndrome
- High saturated and trans fat diets
- Excess body weight
Date Published - Jun 16, 2016
Date Modified - Jun 13, 2019