Live Chat 020 3322 2225
Patient Support Team available now: Mon-Fri 08:00-18:00
The OnlineClinic Health Blog Everyone for your health

High Cholesterol - LDL and HDL

Posted in Personal Health 25 Feb, 2015

'High cholesterol' is a phrase that probably sets alarm bells ringing. It's a term that's been linked almost exclusively with bad health although, in actual fact, the truth is a little more complicated. There are two types of cholesterol - LDL (low density lipoproteins) cholesterol, the 'bad' one, and HDL (high density lipoproteins) cholesterol, the 'good' one – and they both perform very different functions. Indeed if you hear that someone is having trouble with their cholesterol levels, then they probably have too much of the LDL variety. HDL cholesterol is actually very healthy and actively removes its bad relative from the arteries and bloodstream through the liver's bile function.

Take a look at our infographic below to find out a bit more information regarding cholesterol and its effect. You can also find out more detailed information from our high cholesterol page.

High Cholesterol -LDL and HDL

You can add this infographic to your website/blog by grabbing the code below

Submit Comment
  • Your Name:*
  • Your Email:
  • Your Comment:*
Continue reading
DiscoverOnlineClinic Blog Categories
Discover more
Endometriosis Awareness Health Award

As March is the month raising awareness on 'Endometriosis Awareness'... Continue reading

Charlie Sheen's HIV positive revelation has met with mixed reactions. Some... Continue reading
There are many contraception choices out there, and although the oral... Continue reading