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This animation presents information pertaining to cholesterol such as its structure, its vital roles in the body, what makes cholesterol bad, its biosynthesis process, how cholesterol is transported within the body and delivered to cells, genetic factors, lifestyle/dietary factors that lead to the development of high cholesterol, heart diseases caused by high levels of cholesterol and drugs that can lower cholesterol.
Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: October 16, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: December 29, 2013
Submitter: Jim Bidlack
Keywords: heart disease, LDL endocytosis, lipoproteins, biosynthesis, cholesterol, Acetyl CoA


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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: unsure
Source Code Available: unsure
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