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What does low-density lipoproteins do?

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Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is a lipoprotein that moves cholesterol + triglycerides from the liver to peripheral tissues. In high concentrations, it causes artherosclerosis, which is where cholesterol builds up on the walls of your veins. When it's levels are elevated, doctors recommend statis (a cholesterol drug) to reduce your levels back to normal.

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