bad cholesterol

noun
|Updated on: 3 Jun 2018

Definition of bad cholesterol

: a lipoprotein of blood plasma that is associated with increased probability of developing atherosclerosis : ldl
  • The two-year study of 507 patients is the most ambitious yet to test whether driving down bad cholesterol turns back the clock on plaque buildup in coronary arteries.
  • —Steve Sternberg
  • A growing body of research suggests that atherosclerosis probably traces to oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the so-called bad cholesterol.
  • —Janet Raloff
— compare good cholesterol

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First Known Use of bad cholesterol

1977

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bad cholesterol

noun \ ˈbad- \

medical Definition of bad cholesterol

: ldl

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