In this article I will discuss the basics of ‘cholesterol’ (lipoproteins) and cardiovascular diseases. What the relationship is between LDL cholesterol and cardiovascular disease and how diet can influence this. This article is part 2 of a two-part series, the first part covering the role of the molecule cholesterol and lipoproteins in the body and is recommended reading before continuing with this article.
In this article I will discuss the basics about cholesterol and the other cholesterol. We will make the distinction between the molecule cholesterol and cholesterol in the sense that most people know it, what traits of cholesterol are most relevant for maintaining optimal health and how you affect your cholesterol. This article will be part 1 of a two-part series, the second part going into more depth about atherosclerosis and how lipoproteins play a role in cardiovascular disease.
And that’s all I can reasonably explain about the basics of fat digestion and absorption while still keeping it basic. With that, I have covered the absorption of all 3 macronutrients (the basics of it, at least)! YESSS! The next blogpost will be: MORE BASICS, because I like to know that stuff. After all, you are probably dying to know what happens after the macros have been absorbed. That’s when the real fun starts (and things get complicated … mostly complicated, so extra fun! (for me, maybe not for you (to bad ;-p)))!
This is part 1 of a 3-part series about how the three macronutrients (carbohydrates – proteins – fats) are absorbed by the body. Here I explain how digestive enzymes break down food and how the intestines take up nutrients into the body. The textbook ‘Medical Physiology’ 2nd edition by Boron & Boulpaep is the source of this information.