high-density lipoprotein


Definition of high-density lipoprotein

: hdl

Examples of high-density lipoprotein in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition, trans fat lowers high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or 'good,' cholesterol levels. Katie Landeck, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Truth about margarine is more complicated than post claims," 17 Dec. 2020 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, "Fish oil doesn't seem to prevent heart problems, studies find," 15 Nov. 2020 The new study found that high levels of high-density lipoprotein, commonly considered the good kind of cholesterol, are 50% inherited, whereas high levels of low-density lipoprotein, the more dangerous kind, are 25% inherited. Jocelyn Kaiser, Science | AAAS, "Family trees hidden in medical records could predict your disease risk," 17 May 2018 For the past 13 years, Rodriguez, a physician-scientist in the university’s Center for Vascular Biology, has kept her eye on one particular gene in those DNA strands that is integral to the function of high-density lipoproteins (HDL). Lori Miller Kase, Discover Magazine, "How Good Is Good Cholesterol?," 20 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of high-density lipoprotein

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“High-density lipoprotein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-density%20lipoprotein. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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Medical Definition of high-density lipoprotein

: hdl

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