LDL

What does LDL stand for?

Low-density lipoprotein

An acronym that represents the low-density of lipoproteins that are proteins that carry cholesterol through a person's bloodstream.

HDL cholesterol is a sign of good cholesterol, whereas LDL cholesterol is considered bad cholesterol. High-density lipoproteins pick up excess cholesterol in your blood and take it to the liver to be broken down. Low-density lipoproteins deliver cholesterol to different organs and tissues and when the count is increased, can lead to excess cholesterol and narrow blood vessels that block blood flow.

Example

"I have a low count of LDL cholesterol, which will probably help lower my risk of heart disease."

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Last Updated: December 31, 2014

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