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#### jokulsa

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##### [cholesterol] in the blood
« on: October 05, 2014, 11:00:49 AM »

The normal cholesterol level in the blood is 1.0mg/mL. your body contains 5.5L of blood. You just ate 2 hard boiled eggs (one egg contains 250mg of cholesterol). What is the cholesterol concentration in your blood if all the cholesterol from the egg was absorbed?

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##### Re: [cholesterol] in the blood
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2014, 11:12:55 AM »

The normal cholesterol level in the blood is 1.0mg/mL. your body contains 5.5L of blood. You just ate 2 hard boiled eggs (one egg contains 250mg of cholesterol). What is the cholesterol concentration in your blood if all the cholesterol from the egg was absorbed?

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How much added cholesterol do you have from the eggs?

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##### Re: [cholesterol] in the blood
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014, 11:18:26 AM »
500mg

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##### Re: [cholesterol] in the blood
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##### Re: [cholesterol] in the blood
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2014, 11:33:09 AM »
Ok so,

the 500mg brings the total level in the body up to 6000mg

6000mg/5.5L of blood = 1090.9mg/L = 1.0909mg/mL

is this correct?

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##### Re: [cholesterol] in the blood
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2014, 11:41:32 AM »
Ok so,

the 500mg brings the total level in the body up to 6000mg

6000mg/5.5L of blood = 1090.9mg/L = 1.0909mg/mL

is this correct?

Not quite

How much cholesterol is there normally in the blood?

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##### Re: [cholesterol] in the blood
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2014, 11:43:44 AM »
5500mg?

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##### Re: [cholesterol] in the blood
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2014, 12:50:22 PM »
5500mg?

Sorry, my mistake, I misread the initial concentration as mg/l, not mg/ml. The rest seems fine but watch sf

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##### Re: [cholesterol] in the blood
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2014, 10:36:48 PM »