"lipoprotein." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 14 September 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/lipoprotein>.
lipoprotein. (n.d.). Retrieved September 14th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/lipoprotein
Any of a group of conjugated proteins in which at least one of the components is a lipid. Lipoproteins, classified according to their densities and chemical qualities, are the principal means by which lipids are transported in the blood.
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) - known as the 'bad' cholesterol, this one does the opposite of the HDL and takes cholesterol from the liver and deposits it in the arteries causing a narrowing over time.
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) - this is known as the 'good' cholesterol and its function is to vacuum up all the bad cholesterol and take it to the liver where it is excreted from the body.
Regular activity helps increase high-density lipoproteins (good cholesterol) and decrease low-density lipoprotein, contributing to an overall healthier blood lipid profile.
Another lipoprotein, very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL), carries harmful fats known as triglycerides but does not carry a significant amount of cholesterol.
LDL is the lipoprotein known as bad cholesterol because it consists primarily of cholesterol and is most associated with the development of vascular disease.