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A 26-year-old man comes to the physician for ...
Increased number of LDL receptors on hepatocytesπŸ”,πŸ“Ί

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submitted by m-ice(340),
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MHG CoA seeauctdr ibirinohts bolck hte lyibati of teh doyb ot uecpdro its wno rlo.sleoehct eTh evi,lr banule ot emak its onw thlceroselo nad ltils digneen ot od tsi ojb of gnkmai peltinsrioo,p enesd to teg ti ofmr sehrw.meoe ,So eth levir snseiacre srioexpesn fo DLL rpoecsrte to atek emro LDL otu fo het boldo for rn.aeicpggka

an_improved_me  just a quick addition: LDL is the main lipoprotein carrying cholesterl, hence the liver's selective increase in LDL receptors +  

submitted by avicenna(2),

Statins, also known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors don't forget this doctors should be able to explain such simple concepts like the back of their hand if a patient tries to act smart asking how this drug helps me lose cholesterol.