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- Standard lipid profile includes total cholesterol, TG, HDL cholesterol (HDL-C), and LDL cholesterol (LDL-C).
- Apolipoproteins and lipoprotein lipase activity can also be measured but are not recommend as part of standard analysis.
- Chylomicrons carry fat absorbed from the intestine.
- High LDL-C ("bad cholesterol") is the strongest lipid risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
- Low HDL-C ("good cholesterol) is also a strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
- High triglycerides (TG) are also associated with cardiovascular disease although less strongly than high LDL-C or low HDL-C.
Severe hypertriglyceridemia is a cause of
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Last updated: October 6, 2015
Joseph, Joshua J, and Simeon Margolis. "Lipids." Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide, 2015. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547085/all/Lipids.
Joseph JJ, Margolis S. Lipids. Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. 2015. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547085/all/Lipids. Accessed September 21, 2019.
Joseph, J. J., & Margolis, S. (2015). Lipids. In Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547085/all/Lipids
Joseph JJ, Margolis S. Lipids [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. ; 2015. [cited 2019 September 21]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547085/all/Lipids.
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