Lipids (blood fats) consist of fats or biological material that cannot be dissolved in water.
HDL cholesterol, also known as "the good cholesterol", has anti-inflammatory properties and is responsible for transporting unwanted cholesterol to the liver for burning, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Cholesterol is a natural fat that is important to the body because it helps build cells and produce hormones. It is found both in the cells of the body and in certain foods.
LDL cholesterol, also known as "bad cholesterol", is a form of cholesterol carried in the body that can cause heart disease if there is too much of it.
Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood and used as a source of energy. They are a combination of glycerol and three fatty acids and play an important role in the body's energy metabolism. High levels of triglycerides in the blood have been shown to be a risk factor for health problems such as cardiovascular disease.