Lipids - PERLA Health


Lipids, also called blood lipids, are fatty substances that can be found in your blood. They are important for your body to build healthy cells. There are different types of lipids in your body, such as cholesterol in the form of Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL), High Density Lipoproteins (HDL) and triglycerides. Blood lipid levels that are too high (hyperlipidemia) can lead to an increased risk for heart disease and stroke, so it’s important to monitor it regularly with your healthcare provider.


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