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Definition of Cholesterol, LDL

Cholesterol, LDL: Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, commonly referred to as 'bad' cholesterol. Elevated LDL levels are associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Lipoproteins, which are combinations of fats (lipids) and proteins, are the form in which lipids ar

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Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012

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