High-Density Lipoproteins: removes excess cholesterol from the blood to the liver
Low-Density Lipoproteins: transports cholesterol to the cells
Elevated HDL concentrations are associated with a low risk of heart disease because they
a. scavenge excess cholesterol and phospholipids from the tissues and return them to the liver.
b. are a more complex type of cholesterol.
c. carry lipids around in the blood more often than LDL.
d. carry cholesterol and triglycerides from the liver to the rest of the body.
e transport newly absorbed lipids from intestinal cells to the rest of the body.