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  • 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

  • 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.
  • While saturated fats raise ldl cholesterol, Weiss explains, "trans fats appear to both raise bad (LDL) cholesterol and lower the good (HDL) cholesterol.
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  • Arthur Koestler in Wall Street Journal
    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... Björk http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B6rk&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGi3uL7B8w22b7nNrAz-EfRSVbZHg Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung) http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.ad-hoc-news.de/Marktberichte/en/13159672/AstraZeneca-Announces-First-Patient-Enrolled-in&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFh2oV409O-aBMWhshnG-o9F55EtA Sep 6, 2007 57298 76083 ldl 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....
  • Jim Palmer in Earthtimes.org
    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...

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