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What is very low density lipoprotein (VLDL)?

Very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) is a particle containing triglycerides and cholesterol and protein that is made by the liver. VLDL goes up with diets that contain a lot of fat, sugar, or alcohol. It can also be high in conditions such as diabetes and kidney disease.
Very low density lipoproteins (VLDLs) are substances that carry fat from the liver to other parts of the body. After VLDLs unload fatty substances called triglycerides, they then turn into low-density lipoproteins (LDL, or "bad cholesterol").

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