lipoprotein

noun
li·​po·​pro·​tein | \ˌlī-pō-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˈprō-tē-ən\

Definition of lipoprotein 

: a conjugated protein that is a complex of protein and lipid — compare HDL, LDL, VLDL

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Clinical trials have consistently found that eating avocado can lower your LDL cholesterol and improve lipid and lipoprotein profiles. Caroline Walder, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Eat Avocado Every Single Day," 26 Sep. 2018 Clinical trials have consistently found that eating avocado can lower your LDL cholesterol and improve lipid and lipoprotein profiles. Caroline Walder, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Eat Avocado Every Single Day," 26 Sep. 2018 Clinical trials have consistently found that eating avocado can lower your LDL cholesterol and improve lipid and lipoprotein profiles. Caroline Walder, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Eat Avocado Every Single Day," 26 Feb. 2018 While doctors routinely test for other lipoproteins like HDL and LDL cholesterol, few test for lipoprotein(a), also known as lp(a), high levels of which triple the risk of having a heart attack or stroke at an early age. Anahad O’connor, New York Times, "A Heart Risk Factor Even Doctors Know Little About," 9 Jan. 2018 More importantly, steroid use increases levels of low density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol) while decreasing levels of good cholesterol. Philip D. Harvey, Ph.d., miamiherald, "A long history of athletes using performance-enhancing drugs | Miami Herald," 9 Feb. 2018 Glybera was approved in Europe for treatment of a very rare disease, lipoprotein lipase deficiency. Gina Kolata, New York Times, "New Gene-Therapy Treatments Will Carry Whopping Price Tags," 11 Sep. 2017 Inflammation: Curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties Cholesterol: Supplementing with turmeric has been shown to reduce total, LDL and VLDL (low and very low density lipoproteins) cholesterol and triglycerides. Molly Kimball, cleveland.com, "3 trendy supplements: Which safely deliver on the hype?," 1 Aug. 2017 Good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL) carries surplus cholesterol back to your liver so that it can be excreted. Consumer Reports, Washington Post, "Does ‘good’ cholesterol still matter?," 27 May 2017

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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lipoprotein

noun
li·​po·​pro·​tein | \-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˈprōt-ē-ən \

Medical Definition of lipoprotein 

: any of a large class of conjugated proteins composed of a complex of protein and lipid — see hdl, ldl, vldl

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