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

Examples of bad cholesterol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, some studies have shown that a component of tequila does help lower levels of bad cholesterol by breaking down fat. Anna Kaufman, USA TODAY, 22 July 2022 However, the reduction in triglycerides is not as important as the rise in bad cholesterol, Hu said. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 8 July 2022 The seeds are good sources of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which guard against heart attack and stroke and lower levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. Erica Sweeney, Good Housekeeping, 16 June 2022 The study’s findings show that both red (a pinot noir in this case) and white wine (a chardonnay-pinot) produced the same cardiac protective properties and lowered bad cholesterol for those who exercised. Lauren Steele, Outside Online, 3 Sep. 2014 People with chronic kidney disease often have high levels of bad cholesterol, which can increase the risk of heart disease, Dr. Nori tells Health. Hallie Levine,, 13 Dec. 2021 Cafestol can increase your bad cholesterol or LDL (low-density lipoproteins). Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 27 Aug. 2021 Driven by health trends and the popularity of Mexican cuisine, U.S. per capita consumption of avocados—abundant in monounsaturated fat, which fights bad cholesterol—rose to 8.5 pounds in 2019 from 3.2 pounds in 2015, according to the USDA. Jacky Wong, WSJ, 24 Aug. 2021 His testosterone and good cholesterol were up, his heart rate and bad cholesterol were down, his eyesight was keener. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bad cholesterol

1977, in the meaning defined above

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4 Aug 2022

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“Bad cholesterol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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Medical Definition of bad cholesterol

: ldl


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