The group that had the lowest level of HDL (“good” cholesterol). Concept introduction: Lipoproteins are carriers of hydrophobic molecules in the extracellular matrix and the blood. The lipoproteins are made of phospholipids, cholesterol, and proteins. The proteins are made of amino acids. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) transports fat, essentially cholesterol molecules in aqueous medium. HDL carries cholesterol to the liver for breaking it down to simple forms and is converted into bile acids and sent to the intestine for excretion. Trans fatty acids or t rans -unsaturated fatty acids or trans fat are fatty acids that have carbon–carbon double bonds with trans configuration. Trans fats have unusual trans configuration.

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Chapter 3, Problem 2DAA
Summary Introduction

To explain: The group that had the lowest level of HDL (“good” cholesterol).

Concept introduction: Lipoproteins are carriers of hydrophobic molecules in the extracellular matrix and the blood. The lipoproteins are made of phospholipids, cholesterol, and proteins. The proteins are made of amino acids. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) transports fat, essentially cholesterol molecules in aqueous medium. HDL carries cholesterol to the liver for breaking it down to simple forms and is converted into bile acids and sent to the intestine for excretion. Trans fatty acids or trans-unsaturated fatty acids or trans fat are fatty acids that have carbon–carbon double bonds with trans configuration. Trans fats have unusual trans configuration.

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