Category Archives: Chylomicrons

More Differences Between Whey and Casein: Postprandial Triglycerides

Milk contains two protein fractions. These fractions are whey and casein. Consuming whole milk necessitates the consumption of both fractions because they are present as a mixture along with the other macronutrients. However, it is possible to separate these two … Continue reading

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Homogenised Milk

The fat in cow’s milk is immiscible in the water soluble component and so forms globules that can coalesce together as cream. Traditionally when milk was bought in milk bottles this cream could be seen floating on the top of … Continue reading

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Gradient Density Centrifugation: Lipoproteins

Lipoproteins are protein, phospholipid and cholesterol structures that are used to transport lipids in plasma. Lipoproteins are required for this transport role because lipids do not dissolve in the aqueous environment of the blood. A number of different lipoproteins classes … Continue reading

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Plasma Lipoproteins: A Primer

Elevated levels of certain plasma lipoproteins are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Measurements of the levels of these lipoproteins are considered reliable biomarkers for assessing cardiovascular risk by the mainstream medical establishment. However, the nutritional biochemistry of … Continue reading

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