ldl ldl

Definition(s):

  • (n) a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of moderate amount of protein and a large amount of cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis

Usage(s):

  • Where ldl tends to clog arteries, hdl clears them out, removing ldl deposits from arterial walls and carrying them off to the liver for disposal.

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  1. "GRAVITY will, for the first time, examine the effects of adding ezetimibe to low dose CRESTOR and to simvastatin in a head-to-head clinical trial setting, to see which of these treatment options achieves the greatest LDL-C lowering benefits. We...
    on Sep 6, 2007 By: Björk Source: Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung)

  2. "More than 20 years of clinical research has demonstrated that lowering LDL cholesterol, along with a healthy diet and other therapeutic lifestyle changes, is the cornerstone of lipid treatment for patients at risk for heart disease," said Dr....
    on Jan 25, 2008 By: Arthur Koestler Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "As a former athlete, I have always done my best to lead a healthy lifestyle. Still, I struggle with controlling my high LDL, or 'bad' cholesterol," Palmer said. "One thing I have learned from talking with my doctor is that high cholesterol...
    on May 29, 2007 By: Jim Palmer Source: Earthtimes.org

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