good cholesterol


Definition of good cholesterol

: a lipoprotein of blood plasma that is associated with reduced risk of developing atherosclerosis : hdl Good cholesterol is the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) kind. It is protective of arteries and the heart.— Paul G. Donohue … olive oil has been getting lavish press as a virtuous alternative to other oils and animal fats—it's loaded with monounsaturated fats, which promote the so-called good cholesterol.Forbes — compare bad cholesterol

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Recent Examples on the Web The high antioxidant combinations also raise good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol, lowering your overall risk for heart disease. Laura Wheatman Hill,, 17 Apr. 2021 Taking excessive zinc for an extended period can lead to a copper deficiency and lowered good cholesterol. Lauren Corona,, 23 Feb. 2021 The 13,078 patients in this study were being treated with statins and had a high cardiovascular risk, high blood troglycerides and low levels of the good cholesterol known as high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Jen Christensen, CNN, 15 Nov. 2020 And a 2016 study published in Frontiers in Nutrition found that the flexitarian diet can improve overall health, lower blood pressure, help with cancer prevention, and increase HDL (your good cholesterol). Stefanie Gordon, Woman's Day, 19 June 2020 After extensive research revealed the connection between trans fats and the increase of bad cholesterol (LDL), combined with a reduction of good cholesterol (HDL), the US Food and Drug Administration banned trans fats in 2015. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 23 Oct. 2019 The move recognized that South Asian patients tend to carry lower levels of good cholesterol in their blood, among other health distinctions. Kate Thayer,, 26 Nov. 2019 Non-meat proteins such as vegetables, dairy, and legumes, including beans, show the best cholesterol benefit, according to the new study published Tuesday in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Susan Scutti, CNN, 4 June 2019 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, 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of good cholesterol

1977, in the meaning defined above

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19 May 2021

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“Good cholesterol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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Medical Definition of good cholesterol

: hdl


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