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Ldl --> low density lipoprotein

(Science: biochemistry) a lipoprotein substances (combination of a fat and a protein) which acts as a carrier for cholesterol and fats in the bloodstream.

high levels of low density lipoprotein are considered a positive risk factor for the development of coronary artery disease. Less than 130 mg/dl is desirable, 130 to 159 mg/dl is borderline high, over 160 is considered high.

Acronym: ldl

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