Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 50 - Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption - 50.4 - Nutrient Availability Is COntrolled and Regulated - 50.4 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1089: 1


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.

Work Step by Step

Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.