low-density lipoprotein

noun
low-den·​si·​ty lipoprotein

Definition of low-density lipoprotein

: ldl

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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, "Trouble in Paradise: Coconut Oil Prices Are Slipping and Sliding," 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, "Family trees hidden in medical records could predict your disease risk," 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, "The Health 202: Some Republicans blame Medicaid for opioid epidemic," 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, "Trump did 'exceedingly well' on a cognitive test, top White House doctor says," 16 Jan. 2018

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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low-density lipoprotein

noun
low-den·​si·​ty lipoprotein | \ ˈlō-ˈden(t)-sət-ē- \

Medical Definition of low-density lipoprotein

: ldl

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