High-density lipoproteins move cholesterol from the tissues to the liver for bile synthesis. These lipoproteins are considered "good" and consist of approximately 50% protein. Low-density lipoproteins move cholesterol throughout the body for biosynthesis and storage. Since they are associated with cardiovascular disease, they are considered “bad” lipoproteins. Very low-density lipoproteins predominantly contain triglycerides, which are transported to adipose tissues around the body. These are considered the “ugly” lipoproteins, as they correspond to excessive fat deposition.
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