good cholesterol

noun

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 By contrast, transmasculine people taking testosterone see their good cholesterol decrease. Heather Boerner, Scientific American, 12 May 2022 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 good cholesterol

1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Good cholesterol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/good%20cholesterol. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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good cholesterol

noun
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Medical Definition of good cholesterol

: hdl

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