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Definition of Cholesterol, "Bad"

Cholesterol,: Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.

LDL is the so-called "bad cholesterol". Elevated levels of LDL cholesterol are associated with cardiovascular disease such has stroke or heart attack.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2711
Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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