Cholersterol

Cholersterol - (AHA) Maximum daily intake recommended: 300...

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Cholesterol -Most of the body ’s cho lestero l is synthesized by the body . - 1 gram per day is produced in the liver to maintain the minimum concentration required (about 2 g per liter of blood) for use in cell membranes and to produce estrogen, testosterone and other steroid hormones. -The l iver uses saturated fatty acids to produce cholesterol: lauric acid (12 C’s),
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Unformatted text preview: (AHA) Maximum daily intake recommended: 300 mg Good cholesterol and bad cholesterol Lipoproteins: fat-protein complexes. Transport cholesterol in blood. LDL is more likely to deposit cholesterol in blood vessels (arteriosclerosis). HDL can remove cholesterol from blood vessels and carry it to the liver. Food Cholesterol (mg) Food Cholesterol (mg) Fruits and veggies 0 Milk, whole (8 oz.) 33 Pork Chop (3 oz.) 83 Low-fat milk (8 oz.) 22 Chicken, skinless (3 oz.) 71 Low fat yogurt (8 oz.) 1 4 Steak (3 oz.) 70 Cheddar cheese (1 oz.) 30 Shrimp (3 oz.) 166 Ice cream (4 oz.) 29 Egg yolk 213 Butter (1 tbsp.) 33 Hot dog (3 oz.) 43...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course CHEM 004 taught by Professor Zysmilich during the Spring '06 term at GWU.

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Cholersterol - (AHA) Maximum daily intake recommended: 300...

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