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Lipid, Cholesterol, Total Cholesterol

  • Definitions
  1. Lipids
    1. Organic molecules containing hydrocarbons
    2. Examples include free Fatty Acids, Triglycerides, phospholipids
  2. Cholesterol
    1. Lipid precursor for steroid hormones, bile acids and Vitamin D
  • Precautions
  1. Total Cholesterol <175 mg/dl in elderly: Increased mortality
    1. Schupf (2005) J Am Geriatr Soc 53:219-26 [PubMed]
  • Patient Education
  1. Mneumonic: Lower L-DL, Higher H-DL