Fast Five Quiz: Lipids Management: High HDL Cholesterol Levels (Hyperalphalipoproteinemia)

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


December 03, 2020

Lipoproteins carry insoluble lipids in plasma and transport them to various tissues for deposition, energy production, and steroid hormone or bile acid formation. Lipoproteins are made of esterified and unesterified cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids, and proteins. They are classified by their subclass size and concentrations. Several studies have shown that elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels contribute to the development of atherosclerosis, whereas high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) has atheroprotective effects. HDL is the smallest and most dense lipoprotein. An elevated concentration of the major apolipoproteins of HDL-C is called hyperalphalipoproteinemia (HALP).

How much do you know about lipids management and the role of high HDL-C levels in atherosclerosis? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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