cholesterol

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2 Delivery Trucks

a: Cholesterol ~
b: a tow truck

What: "HDL cholesterol is like a tow truck, specifically towing LDL cholesterol back to your liver to be recycled, regenerated, or cleared from your body. If you don't have enough HDL cholesterol or if you have too much LDL cholesterol, then the balance between the tow trucks and the UPS trucks is out of whack and you are at risk for a problem." The truck analogy is pretty good. Some truck bring stuff, some truck haul it away. Cholesterol is in the same ballpark.

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Writer: Byron J. Richards
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Date: May 2 2013 9:42 AM


Taking Out The Garbage

a: Cholesterol ~
b: a garbage truck

What: "HDL cholesterol: Otherwise known as the "happy" or good cholesterol, HDL cholesterol is the one you want to have a high amount of. This form of cholesterol is like a garbage truck, picking up and transporting cholesterol back to the liver. The liver then removes the cholesterol from your body."

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Writer: Erin Palinski-Wade
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Date: May 2 2013 9:53 AM



a: Cholesterol ~
b: ambulance showing up first at an accident

What: "Cholesterol is like the ambulance showing up first at an accident scene. Just because it's there doesn't mean is caused the accident."

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Writer: Dr Greg Venning
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 2 2013 9:56 AM


Keeping Things In Order

a: Cholesterol ~
b: pretty key gang member

What: "Cholesterol is like a pretty key gang member, he can be found anywhere at anytime, he's part of our cell membranes, keeping things stable. It's pretty important that our cell wall is kept good and strong, we need the goods to get in and out without any fuss and our buddy Cholesterol helps facilitate in his stylin smooth way."

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Writer: Crazy Pants
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Date: May 2 2013 9:59 AM


The Molecule Itself.....

a: Cholesterol ~
b: a brick

What: ''Cholesterol is like a brick used to construct the wall between the inside and outside of a cell,'' Dr. Brown remarked. ''A brick can't be soluble -that's why it's so difficult for the body to handle.''

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Writer: Michael S. Brown
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Date: May 2 2013 10:03 AM


Like Peanut Butter And Jelly.....sort Of ....

a: Cholesterol micelle ~
b: ball of peanut butter coated with jelly

What: The molecule itself itself is very hydrophobic. It "hates" water and will not dissolve with it. Most of the human body is water, so to be functional cholesterol has to be encapsulated in micelles which are to some extent like little globules of peanut butter floating around your blood stream with a coating of jelly. These encapsulations are the lipo-proteins. These little balls of lipid help aggregate and transport the cholesterol in a water environment. With lipo-proteins, the cholesterol is given a water soluble coat that helps transport them AND depending on the protein associated with them, they are either transported to the liver or away from the liver.

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Writer: Lucretia
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Date: May 2 2013 10:19 AM



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