What is VLDL Cholesterol?
Very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol is produced in the liver and released into the bloodstream to supply body tissues with a type of fat (triglycerides). Like LDL Cholesterol & triglycerides, it's considered a "bad" cholesterol. This is because high levels of VLDL cholesterol can block your arteries causing a heart attack.
The "Very Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol test" along with several other tests in a general lipid profile helps doctors determine the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). High levels of VLDL cholesterol and triglycerides in a person's blood may mean they are at risk for CVD. People who are overweight also have higher levels of VLDL cholesterol.
60% percent of a VLDL particle is a triglyceride - This is the reason why VLDL cholesterol is frequently valued as a percentage of a patient's triglyceride value.
Raised VLDL cholesterol level - More Than 30 milligrams per decilitre (.77 millimole/litre).
The most effective way of lowering VLDL cholesterol level is to lower triglycerides.
Tips to Lower VLDL Cholesterol
Regular exercise & health weight loss.
Avoid sugary foods and alcohol.
Medications are prescribed according to a patient's needs.