low-density lipoprotein

low-den·​si·​ty lipoprotein

Definition of low-density lipoprotein

: ldl

Examples of low-density lipoprotein in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All three diets reduced blood pressure, total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, and estimated coronary heart disease risk. Dean Ornish, Scientific American, "Why Almost Everything Dean Ornish Says about Nutrition Is Wrong. UPDATED: With Dean Ornish's Response," 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, "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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First Known Use of low-density lipoprotein

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Low-density lipoprotein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low-density%20lipoprotein. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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low-density lipoprotein

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

Medical Definition of low-density lipoprotein

: ldl

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