Cardiovascular Disease: Lipids

Lipids are basically fats. Dr. Jonathan Fialkow, Chief Population Health Officer with Baptist Health South Florida, explains fatty acids oils are absorbed by people’s body; it uses and packages them in certain ways.

Lipids are fatty compounds and they’re not soluble in water. The two main lipids are cholesterol and triglycerides, he describes.
Cholesterol is not consumed, because it is made by the body and it’s not an essential nutrient, the specialist says. The cells make cholesterol and the majority of it is made in the liver. That’s why it’s possible to have a cholesterol-free diet and be healthy.

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