: a lipoprotein of blood plasma that is composed of a moderate proportion of protein with little triglyceride and a high proportion of cholesterol and that is associated with increased probability of developing atherosclerosis : bad cholesterol compare hdl

Examples of LDL in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet another trial showed that fewer women achieved their LDL cholesterol and blood pressure goals when researchers compared therapies. Kristen Fischer, Health, 31 May 2024 Everyone should know their blood sugar, blood pressure, waist circumference and bad (LDL) cholesterol. Cara Lynn Shultz, Peoplemag, 30 May 2024 Research has shown that berberine can help lower fasting glucose, post-meal glucose, hemoglobin A1c, and even LDL and triglyceride levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Casey Seiden, Verywell Health, 3 May 2024 Lactobacillus acidophilus may help lower total and LDL cholesterol and reduce diarrhea. Sarah Anzlovar, Ms, Verywell Health, 23 Apr. 2024 For example, soluble, non-fermentable, gel-forming fiber supplements like this psyllium husk can help lower LDL cholesterol levels and heart disease risk. Erika Prouty, Verywell Health, 11 Apr. 2024 As a bonus, psyllium has demonstrated benefits for blood sugar control and lower LDL cholesterol.12 Unlike some other psyllium products on the market, Konsyl’s ground psyllium husk is free of sugar alcohols and artificial sweeteners, which can cause digestive discomfort for some people. Suzanne Finkel, Verywell Health, 25 Mar. 2024 The researchers reported that fenugreek lowered LDL and raised HDL cholesterol. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health, 24 Mar. 2024 However, in transit, the cholesterol contained in LDL can be prematurely deposited in the arterial wall, promoting clogging. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 29 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

low-density lipoprotein

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of LDL was in 1962

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Cite this Entry

“LDL.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/LDL. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

: a lipoprotein of blood plasma that is composed of a moderate proportion of protein with little triglyceride and a high proportion of cholesterol and that is associated with increased probability of developing atherosclerosis

called also bad cholesterol, beta-lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein

compare hdl, vldl
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