bad cholesterol


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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That document, released in 2013, abandoned an easy-to-use recommendation to keep LDL, or bad cholesterol, below 100 or below 70 for people at high risk. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "New Guidelines for Treating High Cholesterol Take a Personal Approach," 10 Nov. 2018 Early research suggested that soy could help lower levels of bad cholesterol. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "Is Soy Good or Bad for You? Here's the Science-Backed Answer," 18 July 2018 Busy muscles burn blood sugar for fuel, which helps to keep insulin levels steady, and release chemicals that can reduce bad cholesterol. Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times, "Exercise vs. Standing? You Probably Need to Do Both," 13 June 2018 Both diets are high in Omega-3s which lower blood pressure, increase good cholesterol, reduce bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of diabetes. NBC News, "What is the Nordic diet — and why do doctors, dietitians and even psychiatrists like it so much?," 22 June 2018 Early research suggested that soy could help lower levels of bad cholesterol. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "Is Soy Good Or Bad For You? We Have The Science-Backed Answer.," 17 May 2017 High Hopes Sanofi and Regeneron, along with Amgen Inc., brought their new drugs to market with the hope that their powerful effect on bad cholesterol would reduce the world’s leading cause of death, and warrant the higher price., "Drugmakers Try a Rare Tactic to Boost Sales: Cutting the Price," 12 Mar. 2018 In a study on more than 2,200 patients already taking statins, Esperion’s drug cut bad cholesterol 20 percent better than placebo over 12 weeks, the company said. Damian Garde, STAT, "A tiny biotech’s plot to frustrate Regeneron and Sanofi runs into a safety problem," 2 May 2018 Praluent slashed bad cholesterol by more than half after four years. Michelle Cortez,, "Regeneron, Sanofi Cut Heart Drug's Price as Trial Disappoints," 10 Mar. 2018

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bad cholesterol

\ ˈbad- \

Medical Definition of bad cholesterol

: ldl

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