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What Are the Causes of Low HDL & Low LDL Cholesterol?

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What Are the Causes of Low HDL & Low LDL Cholesterol?

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Despite colloquial terminology — “good” and “bad” cholesterol — that suggests there are two kinds of cholesterol, in fact, there’s only one cholesterol molecule. The difference between “good” cholesterol, more properly called HDL, and “bad” cholesterol, more properly called LDL, is the direction in which cholesterol is headed. LDL carries cholesterol from the liver to the body cells for uptake, while HDL carries cholesterol from the body cells to the liver for excretion. There are several factors that can lower both HDL and LDL.

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