Home > Cholesterol > What Are The Types of Cholesterol? Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Aug 07, 2009 by SBKing, Views: 3676 What is cholesterol and what are the types of cholesterol? Dr. Spencer King and other well known cardiologists discuss the different types of cholesterol that people should know. The "bad" cholesterol is called LDL or low density lipoprotein, and the "good" cholesterol is HDL or high density lipoprotein.