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Hdl

Hdl --> high density lipoprotein

(Science: biochemistry) These lipoproteins acts to carry cholesterol in the bloodstream.

Raised high density lipoprotein levels have been correlated with a lower risk for heart disease. Less than 35 mg/dl is considered a positive risk factor for coronary artery disease, over 60 mg/dl is considered a negative risk factor (reduces your risk of heart disease).

recent studies show a low high density lipoprotein level is the strongest predictor of cardiovascular death in women.

Acronym: hdl


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apolipoprotein in HDL

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Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: apolipoprotein in HDL
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by fishfood
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