good cholesterol

noun
Updated on: 14 Jan 2018

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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First Known Use of good cholesterol

1977


Medical Dictionary

good cholesterol

noun \ ˈgu̇d- \

medical Definition of good cholesterol

: hdl

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