Each cell of our organism is able to accumulate lipid droplets
Lipids are energy suppliers. Our organism has cells, called adipocytes that accumulate lipids. They are professional lipid storing cells. The lipids are stored there in the form of small and big droplets. The size of the lipid droplets in the cells depends on the amount of nutrients.
Besides the adipocytes, all cells in our organism are capable of accumulating lipid droplets, but in lower amounts than adipocytes.
The lipid droplets that are "swimming" in the blood are called circulating lipoproteins droplets. They comprise “good” HDL (high-density lipoproteins) and "bad" LDL (low-density lipoproteins) and VLDL (very-low-density lipoproteins). Blood levels of LDL and VLDL (along with cholesterol and triglycerides) can be monitored though regular blood test by doctors.
Author: Iryna Ilkavets
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