high-density lipoprotein


: hdl

Examples of high-density lipoprotein in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new study, published Wednesday in Neurology, found that having either high or low levels of high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, cholesterol, may increase the risk of dementia in older adults. Kaitlin Sullivan, NBC News, 4 Oct. 2023 Dyslipidemia may also involve abnormally low levels of the high-density lipoproteins (HDL) that function to help remove LDL from the blood. Debra Manzella, Verywell Health, 21 Aug. 2023 The second type is high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, is often called good cholesterol. Erica Sweeney, Men's Health, 27 July 2023 Blood lipids include total cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins (LDL), high-density lipoproteins (HLD), and triglycerides. Rebecca Jaspan, Mph, Rd, Cdn, Cdces, Health, 31 May 2023 The other one is high-density lipoprotein, or HDL. Josh Fischman, Scientific American, 26 Apr. 2023 Another thing to consider is the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ratio to high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels. Amanda MacMillan, Health, 1 Mar. 2023 Blood Balance boosts the levels of good cholesterol or high-density lipoprotein (HDL) in your body. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 1 Dec. 2020 Probiotics have the potential to lower low-density lipoproteins (LDL) cholesterol and improve the LDL/high-density lipoprotein ratio, as well as reduce blood pressure, inflammatory markers, blood sugar levels, and body mass index. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 16 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high-density lipoprotein was in 1952

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“High-density lipoprotein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-density%20lipoprotein. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Medical Definition

high-density lipoprotein

: hdl

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