Cholesterol transport

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Cholesterol is transported in the blood as lipoprotiens.

Lipoproteins




Lipoproteins are produced in the liver and transport cholesterol.

There are two kinds of lipoproteins: LDL, Low Density Lipoproteins, and HDL, High Density Lipoproteins.












LDL


The LDL, Low Density Lipoproteins, transport cholesterol from the liver to other organs.

HDL


The HDL, High Density Lipoproteins, recover the excess cholesterol and brings it back to the liver where it is transformed into bile and eliminated.