from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- abbr. low-density lipoprotein
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- low-density lipoproteins (see Wikipedia article: low-density lipoproteins)
- limiting danger lines
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Low-density lipoprotein, a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; high levels are thought to be associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis; sometimes called informally bad cholesterol.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of moderate amount of protein and a large amount of cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis
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Investigators for the Levin panel also obtained e-mails that show Goldman Sachs executives criticizing each other for putting information in e-mails and using the term LDL for "let's discuss live" when sensitive topics arose, the Journal reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.
While weight loss was similar for both diets (approximately 4.0 kg), reductions in LDL-C concentration were greater for the low-carbohydrate compared with the high-carbohydrate diet.
LDL is bad because it ferries fats into the blood, where it can build up within artery walls.
The LDL is delivered to a lysosome where the cholesteryl ester is cleaved to yield free cholesterol to be utilized for membrane synthesis or is converted to steroid hormones and bile acids.
The LDL is a spherical particle with a radius of one millionth millimeter.
Cholesterol comes in two forms: bad cholesterol (called LDL for low-density lipoprotein) builds up inside arteries and causes heart disease, while good cholesterol (called HDL, for high-density lipoprotein) removes fat from arteries and moves it to the liver.
These people had an average reduction in total blood cholesterol concentration of 5.1%, and a reduction in low-density lipoprotein, or so-called LDL or "bad" cholesterol, of 7.4%.
Toxic testosteroneThe hormone increases levels of bad cholesterol (known as LDL) and decreases levels of good cholesterol (HDL), while estrogen does just the opposite.
Saturated fats, and trans fats in particular, drive the production of LDL, which is referred to as “bad” cholesterol.
Maybe the LDL should be a little higher, and the HDL a LOT higher.