low-density lipoprotein

noun

low-den·​si·​ty lipoprotein
: ldl

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Testosterone, for instance, increases levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in men, putting them at greater risk of hypertension, stroke and heart disease. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Mar. 2020 All three diets reduced blood pressure, total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, and estimated coronary heart disease risk. Dean Ornish, Scientific American, 15 Nov. 2019 The association also said coconut oil’s saturated fat raises low-density lipoproteins—also known as bad cholesterol—in people consuming it. Lucy Craymer, WSJ, 7 Jan. 2019 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, 17 May 2018 Trump’s cholesterol of 223 is in the elevated range and his low-density lipoprotein of 143 is borderline high. Washington Post, 17 Jan. 2018 Trump's cholesterol of 223 is elevated and his low-density lipoprotein of 143 is borderline high. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, 16 Jan. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of low-density lipoprotein was in 1951

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Cite this Entry

“Low-density lipoprotein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low-density%20lipoprotein. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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Medical Definition

low-density lipoprotein

noun

low-den·​si·​ty lipoprotein ˈlō-ˈden(t)-sət-ē- How to pronounce low-density lipoprotein (audio)
: ldl

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